Microsoft Windows SMB Shares Unprivileged Access

High Nessus Plugin ID 42411


It is possible to access a network share.


The remote 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, do a 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: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/11/06

Modified: 2011/03/27

Dependencies: 10396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1999/07/14

Reference Information

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

BID: 8026

OSVDB: 299