Hydra: FTP

high Nessus Plugin ID 15872


It may be possible to determine FTP passwords through brute force.


This plugin runs Hydra to find FTP accounts and passwords by brute force.

To use this plugin, enter the 'Logins file' and the 'Passwords file' under the 'Hydra (NASL wrappers options)' advanced settings block.


Change the passwords for the affected accounts.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15872

File Name: hydra_ftp.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: remote

Published: 12/1/2004

Updated: 5/1/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: No cve available for this vulnerability.


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS Score Source: manual

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Secret/hydra/logins_file, Secret/hydra/passwords_file, /tmp/hydra/force_run