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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ARCserve hidden share

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Connects to ARCSERVE$

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

Backup share can be accessed without authentication.

Description :

The remote host has an accessible ARCSERVE$ share.

Several versions of ARCserve store the backup agent user name
and password in cleartext in this share.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to obtain the password file of
the remote backup agent, and use it to gain more rights
on this host.

Solution :

Limit access to this share to the backup account and domain
administrator.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 3343

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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