Microsoft Windows SMB Guessable User Credentials

High Nessus Plugin ID 10404


Credentials for the remote Windows host can be discovered.


This script attempts to log into the remote host using several login / password combinations.


Have the affected user(s) choose a good password.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10404

File Name: smb_login_as_users.nasl

Version: 1.63

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2000/05/10

Updated: 2020/04/27

Dependencies: 10399, 10546, 10150, 10860, 126527

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-1999-0504

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/name

Excluded KB Items: SMB/any_login, global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1999/01/01

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Microsoft Windows Authenticated Powershell Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0504, CVE-1999-0506