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SWAT allows user names to be obtained by brute force

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Detect SWAT server port

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote SWAT server replies with different error codes when
it is issued a bad user name or a bad password.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to obtain the list of
user names of the remote host by a brute force attack.

As SWAT does not log login attempts, a possible hacker may use
this flaw even more effectively

Solution : get the latest version of samba, or disable swat
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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