SecureCRT telnet URI Arbitrary Configuration Folder Remote Command Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 15820


Arbitrary commands may be run through the remote service.


The remote host is using a vulnerable version of SecureCRT, a SSH/Telnet client built for Microsoft Windows operation systems.

It has been reported that SecureCRT does not safely check the protocol handler. As a result, an attacker may be able to exploit it by setting up a malicious SMB share.


Upgrade to SecureCRT 4.1.9 or newer.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15820

File Name: securecrt_command_execution.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/11/23

Modified: 2011/03/07

Dependencies: 15822

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/SecureCRT/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1541

BID: 11731

OSVDB: 12089