SmbFTPD 0.96 dirlist.c smbdirlist format string

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A vulnerability was found in SmbFTPD 0.96 (File Transfer Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function smbdirlist of the file dirlist.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a format string vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-134. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/01/2007. The weakness was released 10/01/2007 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2007-5184 since 10/03/2007. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 29340 (FreeBSD : smbftpd -- format string vulnerability (b2571f88-a867-11dc-a6f0-00a0cce0781e)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 25871), X-Force (36893), Secunia (SA27014), Vulnerability Center (SBV-17133) and Tenable (29340).




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

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Format String
CWE: CWE-134
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 29340
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : smbftpd -- format string vulnerability (b2571f88-a867-11dc-a6f0-00a0cce0781e)
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OpenVAS ID: 60024
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: smbftpd
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Recommended: Upgrade
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CVE: CVE-2007-5184 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 25871 - SmbFTPD SMBDirList Format String Vulnerability
Secunia: 27014 - SmbFTPD "SMBDirList()" Format String Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 36893
Vulnerability Center: 17133 - SmbFTPD SMBDirList Function Format String Vulnerability Allows Remote Code Execution, Critical
OSVDB: 41385 - SmbFTPD SMBDirList() Function Directory Name Remote Format String
Vupen: ADV-2007-3311

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Created: 03/16/2015 12:18 PM
Updated: 08/01/2019 05:58 PM
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