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Age in Days
CVSS Score
Patch within next
Risk Level

5100


10.0

180 Days

Critical

 

This vulnerability is 13 years 11 months and 18 days old and there are presently no exploits available for the it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and while there are presently no publicly known exploits available for it, the vulnerability should be patched within the next three months.

 

Synopsis

It may be possible to determine SSH passwords through brute force.

 

Vulnerability Description

This plugin runs Hydra to find SSH2 accounts and passwords by brute force.

To use this plugin, enter the 'Logins file' and the 'Passwords file' under the 'Hydra (NASL wrappers options)' advanced settings block.

 

Solution

Change the passwords for the affected accounts and implement a better password strategy.

A good password policy for any system is to use three random words separated by special characters. By using three random works you are far less likely to generate a password that already exists on a known password list.

 

Further Information

 

CVE References

N/A NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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