WinSCP URI Handler Arbitrary File Access

High Nessus Plugin ID 21737


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: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/06/21

Modified: 2014/10/07

Dependencies: 72387

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:winscp:winscp

Required KB Items: installed_sw/WinSCP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3015

BID: 18384

OSVDB: 26338

CWE: 94