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Microsoft's SQL Blank Password

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Microsoft's SQL Blank Password

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote MS SQL server has the default 'sa' account
enabled without any password.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute commands against
the remote host, as well as read your database content.

Solution : disable this account, or set a password to it. In addition
to this, it is suggested you filter incoming tcp traffic to this port.

For MSDE (OEM versions without MSQL console) :

C:\MSSQL7\BINN\osql -U sa

At the Password: prompt press .

Type the following replacing .password. with the password you wish to
assign, in single quotes:

EXEC sp_password NULL, .password., .sa.
go
exit


Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 4797

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 H D Moore

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