WS_FTP Pro HTTP Server Response Format String
High Nessus Plugin ID 44046
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains a program that is prone to a remote format string attack.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host contains a version of Ipswitch's WS_FTP Professional that is earlier than 12.2. Such versions are prone to a format-string vulnerability because they fail to properly sanitize user-supplied input before passing it as the format specifier to a formatted-printing function.
If an attacker can trick a user into connecting to a malicious web server using the affected application, this issue could be exploited to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionUpgrade to WS_FTP Pro for Windows version 12.2 or later.