Default Password ([email protected]) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76191

Synopsis

The remote system can be accessed with a default account.

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password '[email protected]'.

An attacker may leverage this issue to gain administrative access to the affected system.

Solution

Set a strong password for this account or use ACLs to restrict access to the host.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76191

File Name: account_root_f00bar.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 2014/06/23

Updated: 2017/11/21

Dependencies: 10267, 10281, 55900

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 10

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:ND/RC:ND

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.8

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:H/RL:X/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502