Cerberus FTP Server up to 2.41 cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability was found in Cerberus FTP Server up to 2.41 (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 cross site request forgery vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-352. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. An attacker might be able force legitimate users to initiate unwanted actions within the web application.

The weakness was disclosed 10/04/2012 as confirmed advisory (CERT.org). The advisory is shared at kb.cert.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-2999 since 05/30/2012. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 63559 (Cerberus FTP Server < Cross-Site Request Forgery), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FTP.

Upgrading to version 2.42 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 55788), X-Force (78896), Vulnerability Center (SBV-38135) and Tenable (63559). The entries 63281 and 62558 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Cross site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 63559
Nessus Name: Cerberus FTP Server < Cross-Site Request Forgery
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: FTP Server 2.42


05/30/2012 🔍
09/25/2012 +118 days 🔍
10/04/2012 +9 days 🔍
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01/16/2013 +104 days 🔍
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01/28/2013 +7 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +785 days 🔍
04/24/2017 +762 days 🔍


Advisory: kb.cert.org
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-2999 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 55788 - Cerberus FTP Server CVE-2012-2999 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability
X-Force: 78896
Vulnerability Center: 38135 - Cerberus FTP Server &lt;5.0.5 Remote Multiple Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerabilities, Medium

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 04/24/2017 09:41 AM
Changes: (4) advisory_confirm_url source_cve_assigned source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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