Default Password (password) for 'cmc' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 78914


The remote system can be accessed with a default account.


The account 'cmc' on the remote host has the default password 'password'. An attacker can leverage this issue to gain administrative access to the affected system.

Note that SolarWinds Log and Event Manager is known to use these credentials to provide complete, administrative access to the virtual appliance.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 78914

File Name: account_cmc_lem.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 2014/11/07

Updated: 2017/11/21

Dependencies: 10267, 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

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