BrightStor ARCserve/Enterprise Backup Default Account

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2622


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


The remote host is running UniversalAgent, an agent used by BrightStor ARCserve to perform backups. The remote version of this agent contains a default account with the username '\x02root\x03' and password '\x02<%j8U]`~+Ri\x03'. An attacker may use this account to gain full access to the remote host.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 2622

Family: Generic

Published: 2005/02/15

Modified: 2018/07/11

Nessus ID: 16390

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ca:brightstor

Exploitable With

Metasploit (CA BrightStor Discovery Service TCP Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0349, CVE-2005-2535

BID: 12522, 12536