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FTP Writeable Directories

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for FTP directories which are world writeable

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote FTP server contains world-writeable files

Description :

By crawling through the remote FTP server, several directories
where marked as being world writeable.

A possible hacker may use this misconfiguration problem to use the
remote FTP server to host arbitrary data, including possibly
illegal content (ie: Divx movies, etc...).

Solution :

Configure the remote FTP directories so that they are not
world-writeable.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/A:P/I:P/B:I)


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 TNS

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