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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MacOS X Server Default Password

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Logs into the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The login/password combination 'root/12345678' is valid.

On older Macintosh computers, Mac OS X server is configured by
default with the account 'root/1234568' (on newer computers, the
serial number of the system is used instead).

Solution : Set a strong password for the root account
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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