Default Password (changeme) for 'splunkadmin' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81169


The remote system can be accessed with a default account.


The account 'splunkadmin' on the remote host has the password 'changeme'. 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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 81169

File Name: account_splunkadmin_changeme.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 2015/02/04

Updated: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 55900, 10267

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

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