Alexander V. Lukyanov lftp 3.5.8 privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Alexander V. Lukyanov lftp 3.5.8. This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

mirror --script in lftp before 3.5.9 does not properly quote shell metacharacters, which might allow remote user-assisted attackers to execute shell commands via a malicious script. NOTE: it is not clear whether this issue crosses security boundaries, since the script already supports commands such as "get" which could overwrite executable files.

The weakness was shared 04/27/2007 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2007-2348. 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 T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43780 (CentOS 5 : lftp (CESA-2009:1278)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 3.5.9 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (34015) and Tenable (43780).




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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 43780
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 : lftp (CESA-2009:1278)
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OpenVAS ID: 880878
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for lftp CESA-2009:1278 centos5 i386
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: lftp 3.5.9


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CVE: CVE-2007-2348 (🔍)

X-Force: 34015
Vulnerability Center: 23387 - LFTP \x3C 3.5.9 mirror--script Remote Shell Commands Execution, Medium
SecurityFocus: 23736 - LFTP MirrorJob::HandleFile Arbitrary Command Injection Vulnerability


Created: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 07/14/2021 02:36 PM
Changes: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM (60), 02/13/2017 03:26 PM (8), 07/14/2021 02:31 PM (4), 07/14/2021 02:36 PM (1)
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