Microsoft Windows NetBIOS Shares Access Control

1999-07-14T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:299
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 1999-07-14T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

Windows provides a very simple interface for sharing folders and printers via NetBIOS shares, but the permissions are frequently very open, sometimes granting full access to everyone. If the permissions are not audited, it is possible that any member of the network could gain full access to files and printers shared via NetBIOS.

Solution Description

Verify permissions on all NetBIOS shares.

Short Description

Windows provides a very simple interface for sharing folders and printers via NetBIOS shares, but the permissions are frequently very open, sometimes granting full access to everyone. If the permissions are not audited, it is possible that any member of the network could gain full access to files and printers shared via NetBIOS.

References:

Nessus Plugin ID:10396 ISS X-Force ID: 20 ISS X-Force ID: 2 ISS X-Force ID: 3 ISS X-Force ID: 26 ISS X-Force ID: 1 ISS X-Force ID: 2609 ISS X-Force ID: 2358 ISS X-Force ID: 15 ISS X-Force ID: 2608 ISS X-Force ID: 19 CVE-1999-0519 CVE-1999-0520