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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Unpassworded bash account

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Logs into the remote host with bash account

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The account 'account' has no password set.
A possible hacker may use it to gain further rights on this system

This account was probably created by a backdoor installed
by a fake Linux Redhat patch.

See http://www.k-otik.com/news/FakeRedhatPatchAnalysis.txt

Network Security Threat Level: High
Solution : disable this account and check your system

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Michel Arboi

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