Ipswitch WS_FTP Server FTP bounce attack

wsftp-ftp-bounce (10494) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

WS_FTP Server is vulnerable to an FTP bounce attack using the PORT command. In an FTP bounce attack, the FTP client specifies a different IP address than its own to trick the FTP server into making a connection and sending data to another host on the network. This creates the appearance that the computer is being probed or attacked by the FTP server, when in fact, it is the FTP client that is indirectly attacking it.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Ipswitch WS_FTP Server 3.1.3

Reported:

Oct 25, 2002

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