Ipswitch WS FTP Server 5.08 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Ipswitch WS FTP Server 5.08 (File Transfer Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 09/20/2006. The weakness was presented 09/20/2006 by h07 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2006-4974 since 09/24/2006. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at exploit-db.com.

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 databases at X-Force (29074), Vulnerability Center (SBV-12819) and Exploit-DB (2401).





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Vendor: https://www.ipswitch.com/

Advisory: securityfocus.com [404 Not Found]
Researcher: h07
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2006-4974 (🔍)
X-Force: 29074
Vulnerability Center: 12819 - Ipswitch WS_FTP Limited Edition (LE) 5.08 Buffer Overflow Allows Remote Code Execution, High
SecurityFocus: 20121 - Ipswitch WS_FTP PASV Response Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 22032 - WS_FTP LE "PASV" Response Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 29125 - WS_FTP LE PASV Response Overflow

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 03/12/2015 03:51 PM
Updated: 07/08/2019 10:50 PM
Changes: (3) vulnerability_discoverydate source_cve_assigned source_secunia_date
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