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Writeable FTP root

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to write on the remote root dir

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It is possible to write on the root directory
of this remote anonymous FTP server. This permits
a possible hacker to upload '.rhosts' or '.forward' files,
or to turn your FTP server in to a warez server.

Solution : chown root ~ftp && chmod 0555 ~ftp.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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