GuildFTPd Traversal Arbitrary File Enumeration

High Nessus Plugin ID 10471


The remote FTP server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote FTP server can be used to determine if a given file exists on the remote host or not, by adding dot-dot-slashes in front of them. This is caused by the server responding with different error messages depending on if the file exists or not.

An attacker may use this flaw to gain more knowledge about this host, such as its file layout. This flaw is specially useful when used with other vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to GuildFTPd 0.999.6 or later, as this reportedly fixes the issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10471

File Name: guild_ftp.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.29 $

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 2000/07/16

Modified: 2011/03/11

Dependencies: 10079, 10092

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2000/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0640

BID: 1452

OSVDB: 370