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medium Nessus Plugin ID 45140


The remote FTP server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the installed version of Serv-U is earlier than, and is, therefore, potentially affected by the following issues :

- When importing users, restricted administrators could create user accounts outside their home directory.

- When exporting users, restricted administrators could see a user's full path for home directory, virtual paths, and directory access rules.

- A restricted domain administrator could create a user or group that was not locked in the user's home directory.

- A denial of service issue when handling a large number of concurrent HTTP requests.


Upgrade to Serv-U version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45140

File Name: servu_9_4_0_0.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 3/24/2010

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:serv-u:serv-u

Required KB Items: ftp/servu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/24/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/24/2010

Reference Information

BID: 38923

SECUNIA: 39060