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Guessed weak credentials

Description

The system credentials low complexity considerably reduces the amount of time required to guess them. This allows an attacker to have quicker success when executing a brute force attack.

Impact

Obtain functional credentials for resources or services.

Recommendation

Enforce strong password policy. A password security policy must contain the following attributes:

  • Configure a minimum and maximum length.
  • Do not use word based passwords.
  • Avoid usernames in the passwords.
  • Do not reuse passwords.

Threat

Anonymous attacker from the Internet.

Expected Remediation Time

⌚ minutes.

Score

Default score using CVSS 3.1. It may change depending on the context of the src.

Base

  • Attack vector: N
  • Attack complexity: L
  • Privileges required: H
  • User interaction: N
  • Scope: U
  • Confidentiality: L
  • Integrity: N
  • Availability: N

Temporal

  • Exploit code madurity: X
  • Remediation level: O
  • Report confidence: X

Result

  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:X/RL:O/RC:X
  • Score:
    • Base: 2.7
    • Temporal: 2.6
  • Severity:
    • Base: Low
    • Temporal: Low

Requirements

Fixes

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