SurgeFTP weak password encryption could allow attackers to obtain passwords

surgeftp-weak-password-encryption (6961) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

NetWin SurgeFTP could allow a remote attacker to obtain user passwords. The SurgeFTP password hashing algorithm uses a single fixed salting method, which limits the number of has values and causes some hashes to correspond to multiple passwords. A remote attacker can use this vulnerability to obtain user passwords, including the administrator password, using brute force password cracking techniques.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of SurgeFTP (2.0i or later), available from the SurgeFTP Web site. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Aug 04 2001 - 07:31:01 CDT: SurgeFTP admin account bruteforcable.
  • SurgeFTP Web site: SurgeFTP -- Unix/Windows Ftp Server Software.
  • BID-3157: SurgeFTP Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2001-1356: NetWin SurgeFTP 2.0f and earlier encrypts passwords using weak hashing, a fixed salt value and modulo 40 calculations, which allows remote attackers to conduct brute force password guessing attacks against the administrator account on port 7021.
  • OSVDB ID: 5560: NetWin SurgeFTP Weak Password Hashing

Platforms Affected:

  • NetWin SurgeFTP Server 2.0f

Reported:

Aug 04, 2001

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