Cerberus FTP Server < Multiple XSS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63560


The FTP server installed on the remote Windows host has multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.


The version of Cerberus FTP server on the remote host is earlier than As such, it is potentially affected by the following cross- site scripting vulnerabilities :

- The user-supplied input for fields under administration 'Messages' tab are not validated before being returned to the user. (VulnDB 88370)

- The user-supplied input to the 'USER' FTP command is not validated before display in the administration logging page. (VulnDB 88495)

A remote attacker could exploit these by tricking a user into requesting a maliciously crafted URL, resulting in the execution of arbitrary script code.


Upgrade to Cerberus FTP server or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63560

File Name: cerberus_ftp_5_0_6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Family: FTP

Published: 2013/01/16

Modified: 2017/04/27

Dependencies: 40820

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: 2012/12/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6339

BID: 56906

OSVDB: 88370, 88495

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990