Microsoft Windows SMB Shares Unprivileged Access

high Nessus Plugin ID 42411


It is possible to access a network share.


The remote host has one or more Windows shares that can be accessed through the network with the given credentials.

Depending on the share rights, it may allow an attacker to read/write confidential data.


To restrict access under Windows, open Explorer, right click on each share, go to the 'Sharing' tab, and click on 'Permissions'.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42411

File Name: smb_accessible_shares_unpriv.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/6/2009

Updated: 12/7/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-1999-0520

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: /tmp/10396/report, /tmp/10396/port

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/14/1999

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0519, CVE-1999-0520

BID: 8026