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Improper authentication for shared folders


The folders that are shared over the network do not require any authentication to be accessed.


Access to sensitive information stored in folders.


Limit the access to shared folders only to authorized users with their credentials.


Anonymous attacker from local network.

Expected Remediation Time

⌚ minutes.


Default score using CVSS 3.1. It may change depending on the context of the src.


  • Attack vector: A
  • Attack complexity: L
  • Privileges required: L
  • User interaction: N
  • Scope: U
  • Confidentiality: H
  • Integrity: N
  • Availability: N


  • Exploit code madurity: H
  • Remediation level: U
  • Report confidence: C


  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:H/RL:U/RC:C
  • Score:
    • Base: 5.7
    • Temporal: 5.7
  • Severity:
    • Base: Medium
    • Temporal: Medium

Compliant code

acl "https-<instance>";
authenticate (user,group) {
database = "default";
method = "basic";
deny absolute (all) user != "UserA";

Non compliant code

A shared folder that does not require authentication credentials

acl "https-<instance>";
authenticate (user,group) {
database = "default";
method = "basic";
allow (all)



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