Ipswitch WS FTP Server 4.0.2 Default Password backdoor

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Ipswitch WS FTP Server 4.0.2 (File Transfer Software). This affects some unknown functionality of the component Default Password. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-912. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 03/23/2004 by Hugh Mann (Website). The advisory is shared at secunia.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2004-1884 since 05/04/2005. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in C++. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 14598 (WS_FTP Server Multiple Vulnerabilities (OF, DoS, Cmd Exec)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FTP and running in the context remote. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 27236 (Ipswitch WS_FTP Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8514.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (15558), Vulnerability Center (SBV-5311) and Tenable (14598). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 563, 572, 571 and 573.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.6
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-912
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 14598
Nessus Name: WS_FTP Server Multiple Vulnerabilities (OF, DoS, Cmd Exec)
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OpenVAS ID: 14598
OpenVAS Name: WS FTP server multiple flaws
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: secunia.com
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05/24/2019 +1682 days 🔍

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Vendor: https://www.ipswitch.com/

Advisory: secunia.com [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Hugh Mann
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2004-1884 (🔍)
X-Force: 15558
Vulnerability Center: 5311 - WS_FTP Server 4.0.2 Allows Privilege Elevation, High
SecurityFocus: 9953 - Ipswitch WS_FTP Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 11206

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 10/15/2014 05:03 PM
Updated: 05/24/2019 04:24 PM
Changes: (4) exploit_url countermeasure_name source_cve_assigned source_secunia
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