Cerberus FTP Server MLSD and MLST Command Hidden Files Security Bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47588


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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: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: FTP

Published: 7/2/2010

Updated: 10/16/2020

Dependencies: cerberus_ftp_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2004-2769


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cerberusftp:ftp_server

Required KB Items: SMB/CerberusFTP/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/30/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/27/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2769

BID: 41285

Secunia: 40370