OpenFTPD SITE MSG FTP Command Format String

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14179


The remote FTP server may be vulnerable to a format string attack.


The remote host is running OpenFTPD - an FTP server designed to help file sharing (aka 'warez'). Some versions of this server are vulnerable to a remote format string attack that could allow an authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

Note that Nessus did not actually check for this flaw, so this might be a false positive.


Disable the remote service.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14179

File Name: openftpd_detection.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 2004/08/01

Modified: 2016/11/02

Dependencies: 10092

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2523

BID: 10830

OSVDB: 8261