Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 Default Configuration Root Command Execution

critical Nessus Plugin ID 69420


The remote Solaris host has a misconfigured SSH server.


The remote Sun SPARC Enterprise Server has been mistakenly shipped with factory settings in the pre-installed Solaris 10 image which configures the remote SSH server insecurely. As a result, local or remote users may leverage these misconfigurations to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the root (uid 0) user.


Follow the steps in the workaround section of the advisory above

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69420

File Name: sun_sparc_ssh_bad_config.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/21/2013

Updated: 11/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-1369


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:sun:solaris

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/uname

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1369

CWE: 264

IAVA: 2008-A-0025-S