WS_FTP Pro HTTP Server Response Format String

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains a program that is prone to a remote
format string attack.

Description :

The remote Windows host contains a version of Ipswitch's WS_FTP
Professional that is earlier than 12.2. Such versions are prone to a
format-string vulnerability because they fail to properly sanitize
user-supplied input before passing it as the format specifier to a
formatted-printing function.

If an attacker can trick a user into connecting to a malicious web
server using the affected application, this issue could be exploited
to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to WS_FTP Pro for Windows version 12.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 44046 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36297

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4775

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