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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Default password 'root' for account 'root'

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Logs into the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The account 'root' has the password 'root'. A possible hacker may use it to
gain further rights on this system

Network Security Threat Level: High
Solution : Set a password for this account or disable it

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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