PlanetFileServer mshftp.dll Data Processing Remote Overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 18611


The remote FTP server is prone to a buffer overflow attack.


The remote host appears to be running PlanetFileServer, an FTP server for Windows from PlanetDNS.

The installed version of PlanetFileServer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing large commands. An unauthenticated attacker can trigger this flaw to crash the service or execute arbitrary code as administrator.


Unknown at this time.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18611

File Name: planetfileserver_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 7/5/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: ftp/ncftpd, ftp/msftpd, ftp/fw1ftpd, ftp/vxftpd

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/4/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2159

BID: 14138