Beasts vsftpd 1.1.3 Error Message User information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Beasts vsftpd 1.1.3 (File Transfer Software). This issue affects an unknown function of the component Error Message Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (User). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

vsftpd 1.1.3 generates different error messages depending on whether or not a valid username exists, which allows remote attackers to identify valid usernames.

The weakness was shared 02/03/2004 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2004-0042. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityTracker (ID 1008628†). The entries VDB-239011, VDB-242976, VDB-243569 and VDB-243721 are related to this item.






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Name: User
Class: Information disclosure / User
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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01/07/2004 🔍
02/03/2004 +27 days 🔍
02/03/2004 +0 days 🔍
09/30/2014 +3892 days 🔍
06/17/2018 +1356 days 🔍


Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2004-0042 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1008628

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Created: 09/30/2014 03:48 PM
Updated: 06/17/2018 09:51 AM
Changes: 09/30/2014 03:48 PM (44), 06/17/2018 09:51 AM (6)
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