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Microsoft's SQL version less than or equal to 7 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Microsoft SQL less than or equal to 7 may be misconfigured

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Based on version number, the remote host may be vulnerable to a local exploit
wherein authenticated user can obtain and crack SQL username and password
from the registry

A possible hacker may use this flaw to elevate their rights on the local database.

*** This alert might be a false positive, as Nessus did not actually
*** check for this flaw but solely relied on the existence of MS SQL 7 to
*** issue this alert

Solution: Ensure that the configuration has enabled Always prompting for
login name and password

Threat Level: High

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