Default Password 'f****r' for 'mother' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 94375

Synopsis

The remote host has an account with a default password.

Description

The account 'mother' on the remote host has the default password 'f****r'. A remote attacker can exploit this issue to gain administrative access to the affected system.

Note that this username / password combination was found in the leaked source from the Mirai botnet. The password has been masked in this description.

Solution

Change the password for this account or disable it.

See Also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirai_(malware)

http://www.nessus.org/u?539c6e47

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94375

File Name: account_mother_fucker.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 2016/10/28

Modified: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 10267, 55900, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

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

CVSSv3

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