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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks if it is possible to log into the remote FTP server as the 'document' user
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote FTP server can be accessed with a known login and password pair.
The remote host is an Ariel FTP server.
Ariel is a document transmission system mostly used in the academic world.
It is possible to log into the remote FTP server by connecting as the user
'document' (or 'ariel4') and with a hex encoded password based on the IP
address of the host the user is connecting from.
A possible hacker could log into it and obtain the files from from print queue
or use the remote storage space for anything else.
See also :
Filter incoming traffic to this port.
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
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