MS09-053: Vulnerabilities in FTP Service for Internet Information Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (975254)

high Nessus Plugin ID 42109


The remote FTP server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host has a version of IIS whose FTP service is affected by one or both of the following vulnerabilities :

- By sending specially crafted list commands to the remote Microsoft FTP service, an attacker is able to cause the service to become unresponsive.

- A flaw in the way the installed Microsoft FTP service in IIS handles list commands can be exploited to execute remote commands in the context of the LocalSystem account with IIS 5.0 under Windows 2000 or to cause the FTP server to stop and become unresponsive with IIS 5.1 under Windows XP or IIS 6.0 under Windows 2003. (CVE-2009-3023)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for IIS 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, and 7.0.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42109

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-053.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/13/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:iis

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/13/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2009

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS09-053 Microsoft IIS FTP Server NLST Response Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2521, CVE-2009-3023

BID: 36189, 36273

CWE: 119

CERT: 276653

MSFT: MS09-053

MSKB: 975254

IAVB: 2009-B-0052-S