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Vulnerability Assessment Details

FTP CWD ~root

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to get root privileges

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
There is a bug in the FTP server
which permits anyone who issues the following commands
to be logged as root :
USER ftp
CWD ~root
PASS nessus@

Solution : Upgrade your FTP server to a newer version.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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