Cerberus FTP Server < SSH DES Cipher Weakness

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63558
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VPR Score: 3.4


The FTP server installed on the remote Windows host supports a weak encryption algorithm.


The version of Cerberus FTP server on the remote host is earlier than Such versions reportedly support the DES cipher for SSH sessions. This can create more favorable conditions for brute-force attacks on the encrypted network traffic.


Upgrade to Cerberus FTP server or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63558

File Name: cerberus_ftp_5_0_4.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: FTP

Published: 1/16/2013

Updated: 10/16/2020

Dependencies: cerberus_ftp_installed.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5301

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:cerberusftp:ftp_server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: SMB/CerberusFTP/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/15/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/15/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5301