Null Session/Anonymous Logons
Posted on 2004-09-24
I ran a network security vulnerability scan against a Windows 2000 DC. One of the vulnerabilities obtained was the "null session", but the most worrisome thing was that it listed all accounts name with same password as the logon name, and reverse logon name. As I know the passwords on w2000 server are encrypted and the question is how could is possible to find out the above mentioned passwords and it means that the passwords for the other accounts are vulnerable in spite of encryption. And another question, what kind of services or applications would be affected if I close the null session? I know it must be tested but kind of experience in dealing with this issue would be very helpful.