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Windows administrative shares enabled

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/01/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
12/04/2013

Description

By default, Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/2008 share local drives and certain directories with share names like C$, D$, and ADMIN$. These shares are enabled by default and should be disabled on all workstations and servers.

As part of its IIS Security Checklist, Microsoft recommends that this feature be disabled.

Solution(s)

  • windows-auto-shares

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