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proftpd < 1.2.11 remote user enumeration Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the version of the remote proftpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote ProFTPd server is as old or older than 1.2.10

It is possible to acertain which user names are valid on the remote host
based on timing analysis attack of the login procedure.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to set up a list of valid usernames for a
more efficient brute-force attack against the remote host.

Solution : Upgrade to a newer version
Threat Level: Low

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