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

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10078 (frontpage_authors.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1205