MS05-044: Vulnerability in the Windows FTP Client Could Allow File Transfer Location Tampering (905495)

low Nessus Plugin ID 19997
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VPR Score: 3.4


A flaw in the FTP client installed on the remote host could allow a rogue FTP server to write to arbitrary locations on the remote host.


The remote host contains a version of the Microsoft FTP client that contains a flaw in the way it handles FTP download. An attacker could exploit this flaw to modify the destination location for files downloaded via FTP.

To exploit this flaw an attacker would need to set up a rogue FTP server and have a victim on the remote host connect to it and download a file manually using the affected client.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19997

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-044.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/11/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2126

BID: 12160

MSFT: MS05-044

CERT: 415828

MSKB: 905495