PFTP Default Unpassworded Account

High Nessus Plugin ID 10508


It was possible to login to the remote system with an unpassworded account.


It was possible to log into the remote FTP server as ' ' / ' '. If the remote server is PFTP, then anyone can use this account to read arbitrary files on the remote host.


Upgrade PFTP to version 2.9g or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10508

File Name: pftp.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 2000/09/10

Modified: 2017/03/03

Dependencies: 10092, 10990, 18367

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2000/01/01

Reference Information

OSVDB: 407