FTP Service AUTH TLS Plaintext Command Injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53847


The remote FTP server allows plaintext command injection while negotiating an encrypted communications channel.


The remote FTP server contains a software flaw in its AUTH TLS implementation that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to inject commands during the plaintext protocol phase that will be executed during the ciphertext protocol phase.

Successful exploitation could permit an attacker to modify files on the FTP server and reveal a user's credentials.


Contact the vendor to see if an update is available.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53847

File Name: ftp_starttls_plaintext_injection.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 2011/05/09

Modified: 2017/05/16

Dependencies: 42149

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1575

BID: 46767

OSVDB: 71855

CERT: 555316