SQL Server Cleartext 'sa' Account 'sql' Password Authentication (deprecated)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1131


The remote host is configured with default or easily-guessed credentials.


The remote SQL server allows logins with the 'sa' password set to 'sql'.


Require the SQL server to utilize an encrypted login and ensure that passwords are not trivially guessed.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1131

Family: Database

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1119

Nessus ID: 10862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High