FTPd CWD Command Account Enumeration

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FTP server is vulnerable by an account-enumeration attack.

Description :

It is possible to determine the existence of a user on the remote
system by issuing the command CWD ~<username>.

An attacker may use this to determine the existence of known to be
vulnerable accounts (like guest) or to determine which system you are

Solution :

There is no known solution at this time.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 10082 (ftp_check_user.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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