FlashGet FTP PWD buffer overflow

flashget-ftppwd-bo (44443) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


FlashGet is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when processing FTP PWD responses. By persuading a victim to connect to a malicious FTP server, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.


Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 8.4
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • FlashGet Web site: Best Download Manager - FlashGet.
  • BID-30685: FlashGet FTP 'PWD' Response Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4321: Buffer overflow in FlashGet (formerly JetCar) FTP 1.9 allows remote FTP servers to execute arbitrary code via a long response to the PWD command.
  • OSVDB ID: 47457: FlashGet FTP PWD Response Handling Overflow
  • SA31481: FlashGet FTP PWD Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Amaze Software FlashGet


Aug 13, 2008

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