NetInfo Arbitrary Remote File Access

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote service is prone to an information disclosure flaw.

Description :

Using NetInfo, it is possible to obtain the password file of the remote host
by querying it directly.

An attacker may use it to set up a brute-force attack to crack the
passwords contained in the file, and then use the gained passwords to
login into the remote host, either remotely or locally.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=99953038722104&w=2

Solution :

Restrict access to NetInfo.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:W/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 11898 ()

Bugtraq ID: 2953

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1412