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Age in Days
CVSS Score
Patch within next
Risk Level

5718


10.0

30 Days

Critical

This vulnerability is 15 years 7 months and 25 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

The remote host has a default password enabled and is vulnerability to basic attacks and malware such as the W32/Deloder worm.

 

Vulnerability Description

The remote host has a default password enabled and is vulnerability to basic attacks and malware such as the W32/Deloder worm. The W32/Deloder is a worm that tries to connect to a remote share by using a list of built-in administrator passwords. It is widely active on the internet despite being old.

During the testing, we were able to connect to this host with one of these credentials. The poses a number of risks:
  • The worm W32/Deloder may use it to break into the remote host and upload infected data in the remote shares.
  • Any number of current crypto miner malware strains currently use default passwords lists and may break into the remote host and misuse the CPU or GPU resources.
  • An attacker may connect and hold the machine to ransom or use it as a gateway into the connected networks.

 

Solution

Change your administrator password to a strong one.

 

Further Information

 

CVE References

NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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Should you have any questions regarding this or any security matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing the Hedgehog Cyber Operations Team.

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