Cerberus FTP Server MLSD and MLST Command Hidden Files Security Bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47588


The FTP server installed on the remote Windows host has a security bypass vulnerability.


The version of Cerberus FTP server on the remote host is earlier than Such versions are potentially affected by a security bypass vulnerability. The 'MLSD' and 'MLST' commands list hidden files despite the 'Display hidden files' option being disabled. A remote attacker, possibly uncredentialed, may be able to leverage this issue to enumerate hidden files on the affected system.


Upgrade to Cerberus FTP server 4.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47588

File Name: cerberus_ftp_4_0_3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Family: FTP

Published: 2010/07/02

Modified: 2017/04/27

Dependencies: 40820

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cerberusftp:ftp_server

Required KB Items: SMB/CerberusFTP/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2769

BID: 41285

OSVDB: 66193

Secunia: 40370