Default password (dasdec1) for 'root' account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 68959


An account on the remote host uses a known password.


The account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'dasdec1'. An attacker may leverage this issue to gain access to the affected system and launch further attacks against it.


Change the device's root password.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 68959

File Name: account_root_dasdec1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Published: 2013/07/18

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10267, 10281, 55900

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:TF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:T/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/24

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-2013-4735

BID: 60915