Ipswitch WS_FTP server response format string

wsftp-response-format-string (44512) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Ipswitch WS_FTP could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability when handling certain server responses. By persuading a victim to connect to a server posing as an FTP server, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted string containing malicious format string specifiers in a server response to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For WS_FTP Professional 2007.1 (English):
Apply the Hotfix available from the Ipswitch Web site. See References.

For WS_FTP Home 2007 (English):
Apply the Hotfix available from the Ipswitch Web site. See References.

References:

  • Ipswitch Web site: Ipswitch.
  • Ipswitch Web site: WS_FTP Home 2007 Hotfix 1.
  • Ipswitch Web site: WS_FTP Professional 2007.1 Hotfix 1 .
  • BID-30720: Ipswitch WS_FTP Client Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-3734: Format string vulnerability in Ipswitch WS_FTP Home 2007.0.0.2 and WS_FTP Professional 2007.1.0.0 allows remote FTP servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a connection greeting (response).
  • OSVDB ID: 47555: WS_FTP Home / Professional Server Connection Greeting Response Handling Format String
  • SA31504: WS_FTP Home / Professional Format String Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020713: WS_FTP Home Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020714: WS_FTP Pro Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Ipswitch WS_FTP 2007 Professional
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP 2007 Home
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro 5.0
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro 6.0
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro 7.5
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro 8.0 2
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro 8.0 3

Reported:

Aug 17, 2008

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