Default Password 'zlxx.' for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 94402

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 'zlxx.'. 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: 94402

File Name: account_root_zlxx.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.4

Type: remote

Published: 2016/10/28

Modified: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 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