Xftp < 3.0 Build 242 LIST Response Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 47701


The remote host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of Xftp, an FTP client for Windows, installed on the remote host is older than 3.0 Build 242. Such versions are reportedly affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

By tricking a user into double-clicking on a file name included in the 'LIST' command response from a malicious FTP server, it may be possible for the attacker to trigger a denial of service condition or to execute arbitrary code on the affected host .


Upgrade to Xftp 3.0 Build 243 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47701

File Name: xftp_3_242.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/07/12

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/05/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/05/31

Reference Information

BID: 40470

EDB-ID: 12834

Secunia: 39554