VDB-572 · BID 9953 · SA11206

Ipswitch WS_FTP Server up to 4.0.2 Default Account improper authentication

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A vulnerability was found in Ipswitch WS_FTP Server up to 4.0.2 (File Transfer Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Default Account. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-287. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was disclosed 03/23/2004 by Hugh Mann as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. Access to the local network is required for this attack. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at securityfocus.com. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at ipswitch.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The entries 563, 571, 573 and 21681 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

VulDB Base Score: 4.6
VulDB Temp Score: 4.2
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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: securityfocus.com
Patch: ipswitch.com


03/23/2004 🔍
03/23/2004 +0 days 🔍
03/24/2004 +1 days 🔍
03/24/2004 +0 days 🔍
06/27/2019 +5573 days 🔍


Vendor: ipswitch.com

Advisory: securityfocus.com [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Hugh Mann
Status: Not defined
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: 03/24/2004 09:33 AM
Updated: 06/27/2019 11:29 PM
Changes: (1) source_secunia_date
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