Default Password (changemenow) for 'root' Account
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81168
SynopsisThe remote system can be accessed with a default account.
DescriptionThe account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'changemenow'.
An attacker can leverage this issue to gain administrative access to the affected system.
Note that Splunk virtual appliances are known to use these credentials to provide administrative access to the host.
SolutionSet a strong password for this account or use ACLs to restrict access to the host.