WinSCP URI Handler Arbitrary File Access

high Nessus Plugin ID 21737
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The remote Windows host has an application that allows arbitrary file access.


According to its version, the WinSCP install on the remote host allows a remote attacker to automatically initiate a file transfer to or from the affected host or to append log information to an existing file, provided that the user can be tricked into clicking on a malicious link.


Upgrade to WinSCP version 3.8.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21737

File Name: winscp_uri_handler_file_access.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/21/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: winscp_installed.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:winscp:winscp

Required KB Items: installed_sw/WinSCP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/20/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/10/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3015

BID: 18384

CWE: 94