The FTP client may echo account information back to the screen in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You are using a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft Windows XP SP1, or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • You are using the FTP command to connect to an FTP site and to provide account credentials.
In this scenario, the FTP client may echo account information back to the screen. This problem does not occur when you use the FTP command on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a change that has to be incorporated in the FTP clients. This change was first made in the FTP client that was designed for Windows 2000. The change that was made in the Windows 2000-based FTP client is the standard for most FTP clients.

RESOLUTION

Windows Server 2003

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name Service Pack
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21-Jul-2005  00:21  5.2.3790.374       45,056  Ftp.exe          
21-Jul-2005  00:39  5.2.3790.2492      46,080  Ftp.exe   SP1       
 
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
20-Jul-2005  15:53  5.2.3790.2492      65,024  Ftp.exe          
   

Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name Service Pack
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20-Jul-2005  15:53  5.2.3790.374      107,008  Ftp.exe          
20-Jul-2005  15:53  5.2.3790.2492     116,736  Ftp.exe    SP1 
   

Windows XP

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows XP, x64-based versions
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
20-Jul-2005  15:53  5.2.3790.2492      65,024  Ftp.exe          

Windows XP, x86-based versions
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name  Service Pack
----------------------------------------------------------------------
21-Jul-2005  00:15  5.1.2600.2723      42,496  Ftp.exe    SP1
21-Jul-2005  00:15  5.1.2600.2723      42,496  Ftp.exe    SP2      
   

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 902149 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
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