Default Password (password) for 'emcupdate' Account

High Nessus Plugin ID 83783


The remote EMC PowerPath virtual appliance can be accessed with a built-in account.


The account 'emcupdate' on the remote EMC PowerPath virtual appliance has the default password 'password'. An attacker can leverage this issue to gain access to the affected system and launch further attacks against it.


Change the password for this account or disable it.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83783

File Name: account_emcupdate_password.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Published: 2015/05/22

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:TF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.9

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:P/RL:T/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:emc:powerpath_virtual_appliance

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/04/01

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-2015-0529

BID: 73482