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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Unpassworded help account

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Logs into the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The account 'help' has no password set.
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: 247

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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