Default Password 'xc3511' for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 94400


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


The account 'root' on the remote host has the default password 'xc3511'. A remote attacker can exploit this issue to gain administrative access to the affected system.


Change the password or disable the account.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94400

File Name: account_root_xc3511.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Published: 2016/10/28

Modified: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-2016-1000245