PeerFTP Client Detection

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2656


The remote host is running software that should be authorized with respect to corporate policy.


The remote host is running PeerFTP. PeerFTP is a peer-to-peer application that utilizes the FTP protocol. PeerFTP is both a client and a server application. The remote host is offering files for download as well as downloading files. Further, as the host is running PeerFTP version 5, there is a flaw in the way that passwords are stored. All passwords are stored locally as plaintext.


No solution is known at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2656

File Name: 2656.prm

Published: 2005/02/28

Modified: 2016/02/05

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 2

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

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


Base Score: 3.9

Temporal Score: 3.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:W/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0517

BID: 12670

OSVDB: 14088