Microsoft FrontPage Extensions authors.pwd Information Disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote web server has an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description :

The remote web server appears to be running with Microsoft FrontPage
extensions. The file 'authors.pwd', which contains the encrypted
passwords of FrontPage authors, can by accessed by anyone. A remote
attacker could decrypt these passwords, or possibly overwrite this
file.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1998_2/0181.html

Solution :

Change the permissions of the '/vti_vt' directory to prevent access by
unauthenticated web users.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10078 (frontpage_authors.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1205

CVE ID: