Default Password (default) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76941

Synopsis

The remote system can be accessed with a default account.

Description

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

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

Note that F5 Networks is known to use these credentials to provide complete administrative access to its appliances.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ec6a297f

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76941

File Name: account_root_default.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 2014/07/31

Updated: 2017/11/21

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 10281

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

CPE: cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

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