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rexec-brute.nse returns false positives #1090

zjtmcozs opened this issue Dec 20, 2017 · 2 comments


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commented Dec 20, 2017

The rexec-brute.nse script reports username:password combinations as "valid credentials" even though the response from the server is "rexecd: Login incorrect".

After looking at the source of the script it looks like it reports every tried user:pass combination as valid as long as the server sends a response. (


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commented Dec 29, 2017

The local link to rexec-brute.nse.
Do you know how to fix it? Then submit a PR.


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commented Jan 13, 2018

Ran into this today. Modified the script to print the response and it looks like the server is sending "Authentication failed for user GUEST." which obviously isn't a successful execution.

@nmap-bot nmap-bot closed this in 59f819f Jan 22, 2018

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