Default Password (arcsight) for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 69443
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Synopsis

An account on the remote host uses a known default password.

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'arcsight'.

An attacker may leverage this issue to gain total control of the affected system.

Note that some network devices are known to use these credentials by default.

Solution

Set a strong password for this account or disable it.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ee89d059

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69443

File Name: account_root_arcsight.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 8/5/2013

Updated: 11/27/2019

Dependencies: ssh_detect.nasl, account_check.nasl, telnetserver_detect_type_nd_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-1999-0502

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hp:arcsight_logger

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502