IPSwitch WS FTP Server 4.0.2 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IPSwitch WS FTP Server 4.0.2 (File Transfer Software). Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 03/24/2004 by Hugh Mann (Website). The advisory is shared for download at secunia.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2004-1883 since 05/04/2005. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at exploit-db.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. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 2449. 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 (15561), Vulnerability Center (SBV-5313), Tenable (14598) and Exploit-DB (165). The entries 563, 572, 571 and 573 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

VulDB Base Score: 9.3
VulDB Temp Score: 8.4
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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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

Snort ID: 2449
Snort Message: PROTOCOL-FTP ALLO overflow attempt
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03/22/2004 🔍
03/23/2004 +1 days 🔍
03/24/2004 +1 days 🔍
03/24/2004 +0 days 🔍
09/01/2004 +160 days 🔍
09/07/2004 +6 days 🔍
12/31/2004 +115 days 🔍
05/04/2005 +124 days 🔍
03/09/2015 +3596 days 🔍
05/24/2019 +1537 days 🔍


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

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

CVE: CVE-2004-1883 (🔍)
X-Force: 15561
Vulnerability Center: 5313 - Buffer Overflow in WS_FTP Server 4.0.2, High
SecurityFocus: 9953 - Ipswitch WS_FTP Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 11206
OSVDB: 4540 - WS_FTP Server ALLO Command Remote Overflow

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/09/2015 03:52 PM
Updated: 05/24/2019 04:26 PM
Changes: (2) countermeasure_name source_cve_assigned
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