Progress WS_FTP Server < 8.8.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 182522


The remote FTP server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host is running a version of WS_FTP earlier than to 8.8.2. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in WS_FTP Server's Management module. An attacker with administrative privileges could import a SSL certificate with malicious attributes containing cross-site scripting payloads. Once the cross-site scripting payload is successfully stored, an attacker could leverage this vulnerability to target WS_FTP Server admins with a specialized payload which results in the execution of malicious JavaScript within the context of the victims browser. (CVE-2023-40047)

- The WS_FTP Server Manager interface was missing cross-site request forgery (CSRF) protection on a POST transaction corresponding to a WS_FTP Server administrative function. (CVE-2023-40048)

- An unauthenticated user could enumerate files under the 'WebServiceHost' directory listing. (CVE-2023-40049)

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


Upgrade to WS_FTP Server version 8.8.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 182522

File Name: ws_ftp_server_822.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: FTP

Published: 10/4/2023

Updated: 10/6/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-40048


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:progress:ws_ftp_server

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Progress WS_FTP Server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-40047, CVE-2023-40048, CVE-2023-40049

IAVA: 2023-A-0514