IPSwitch WS FTP Server 4.0.2 iftpmgr.exe privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in IPSwitch WS FTP Server 4.0.2 (File Transfer Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the file iftpmgr.exe. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 12/31/2004 by Hugh Mann (Website). The advisory is shared at secunia.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2004-1885 since 05/04/2005. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed in C++. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit 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. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 27236 (Ipswitch WS_FTP Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 43663.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (15558) and Tenable (14598). Similar entries are available at 563, 572, 571 and 573.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
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: no mitigation known
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Snort ID: 43663
Snort Message: SERVER-OTHER WSFTP IpSwitch custom SITE command execution attempt
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03/23/2004 🔍
03/24/2004 +1 days 🔍
12/31/2004 +282 days 🔍
12/31/2004 +0 days 🔍
05/04/2005 +124 days 🔍
03/09/2015 +3596 days 🔍
06/30/2021 +2305 days 🔍


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

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

CVE: CVE-2004-1885 (🔍)
X-Force: 15558 - Ipswitch WS_FTP Server SITE FTP privilege escalation
SecurityFocus: 9953 - Ipswitch WS_FTP Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 11206 - WS_FTP Server Multiple Vulnerabilities, Less Critical

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/09/2015 03:52 PM
Updated: 06/30/2021 07:26 PM
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