Default Password (arcsight) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 69443


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


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.


Set a strong password for this account or disable it.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69443

File Name: account_root_arcsight.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 2013/08/05

Updated: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 10267, 10281, 55900

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

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