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Windows display last username enabled

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/01/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
06/27/2013

Description

By default, Microsoft Windows' login dialog box displays the username of the last user to log in. While convenient, this information could be used by a local attacker to learn another username on the system.

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

Solution(s)

  • windows-display-last-username
  • windows-nt-display-last-username

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