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Vulnerability Assessment Details

BlackMoon FTP user disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the ftp login error message

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote FTP server issues a special error message
when a user attempts to log in using a nonexistent
account.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to make a list of valid accounts
by looking at the error messages it receives at authentication
time.

Solution : None at this time
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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