Fortra GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) < 7.1.2 Pre-Authentication Command Injection (CVE-2023-0669)

high Nessus Plugin ID 171771


A web application running on the remote server is affected by a command injection vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the instance of Fortra GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) running on the remote web server is < 7.1.2. It is, therefore, affected by a pre-authentication command injection vulnerability in the License Response Servlet due to deserializing an arbitrary attacker-controlled object. This can allow an unauthenticated attacker with access to the administration port to run arbitrary commands on the remote server.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Fortra GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) 7.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 171771

File Name: fortra_goanywhere_mft_7_1_2.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2/22/2023

Updated: 2/23/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-0669


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:helpsystems:goanywhere_managed_file_transfer

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Fortra GoAnywhere MFT

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/1/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/3/2023

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Fortra GoAnywhere MFT Unsafe Deserialization RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-0669