Default Password '54321' for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94381

Synopsis

An administrative account on the remote host uses a known default password.

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the default password '54321'. A remote attacker can exploit this issue to gain administrative access to the affected system.

Solution

Change the password for this account or disable it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94381

File Name: account_root_54321.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 10/28/2016

Updated: 4/11/2022

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-1999-0502

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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