Gene6 FTP Server Multiple Command Remote Overflows

high Nessus Plugin ID 21324
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The remote FTP server is affected by buffer overflow flaws.


The remote host appears to be using Gene6 FTP Server, a professional FTP server for Windows.

According to its banner, the version of Gene6 FTP Server installed on the remote host contains buffer overflow vulnerabilities that can be exploited by an authenticated, possibly anonymous, user with specially crafted 'MKD', 'RMD', 'XMKD', and 'XRMD' commands to crash the affected application or execute arbitrary code on the affected host.


Upgrade to Gene6 FTP Server version 3.8.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21324

File Name: gene6_380.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 5/4/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: ftpserver_detect_type_nd_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/3/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2172

BID: 17810