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WS_FTP Home / Professional Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-08-19    Last Update:  2008-09-19    Views:  7,612

Secunia Advisory SA31504

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

CVE Reference(s):

Description


securfrog has discovered a vulnerability in WS_FTP Home and Professional, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error when processing responses of the FTP server. This can be exploited by e.g. tricking a user into connecting to a malicious FTP server.

Successful exploitation may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in WS_FTP Home version 2007.0.0.2 and WS_FTP Professional version 2007.1.0.0. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
The vendor has issued hotfixes for some versions.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
securfrog

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/6257

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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