Serv-U FTP Server < 4.2 SITE CHMOD Command Handling Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1168


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running Serv-U FTP server. There is a bug in the way this server handles arguments to the SITE CHMOD requests which may allow an attacker to trigger a buffer overflow against this server, which may allow him to disable this server remotely or to execute arbitrary code on this host.


Upgrade Serv-U FTP Server version 4.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1168

File Name: 1168.prm

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1853

Nessus ID: 12037

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Base Score: 7.7

Temporal Score: 7.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Serv-U FTP Server < 4.2 Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2111, CVE-2004-2533

BID: 9483, 9675