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PFTP clear-text passwords

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks PFTPUSERS3.USR

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote web server is running PFTP.

This software stores the list of user names and passwords
in clear text in \Program Files\PFTP\PFTPUSERS3.USR.

A possible hacker with a full access to this host may use this flaw
to gain access to other FTP servers used by the same users.

Solution : None
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

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

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