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The remote FTP server contains world-writable directories.
By crawling through the remote FTP server, Nessus discovered several
directories were marked as being world-writable.
This could have several negative impacts :
* Temporary file uploads are sometimes immediately available to
all anonymous users, allowing the FTP server to be used as
a 'drop' point. This may facilitate trading copyrighted,
pornographic, or questionable material.
* A user may be able to upload large files that consume disk
space, resulting in a denial of service condition.
* A user can upload a malicious program. If an administrator
routinely checks the 'incoming' directory, they may load a
document or run a program that exploits a vulnerability
in client software.
Configure the remote FTP directories so that they are not world-
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
Nessus Plugin ID: 19782 (ftp_writeable_directories.nasl)
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