289 : Red Hat Piranha Default Password
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By default, Piranha installs with a default password. The piranha account has a password of either piranha or q which is publicly known and documented. This allows attackers to trivially access the program or system.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Authentication Management
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality, Loss of Integrity
Solution: Change Default Setting
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Third-party Verified


Immediately after installation, change all default install passwords to a unique and secure password. When possible, change default accounts to custom names as well.


Red Hat, Inc.


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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 10.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2


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