SlimFTPd < 3.17 Multiple Commands Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3102


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host seems to be running a vulnerable version of SlimFTPd, a small FTP server for Windows. It is reported that versions up to 3.16 are prone to buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host. A attacker needs a valid FTP account to exploit this vulnerability (to include anonymous access, if enabled).

NOTE: The SlimFTPd hotfix does not change the version number from 3.16 to 3.17.


Upgrade to version 3.17 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3102

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2005/07/21

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1803, 1804, 3222

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 8.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:whitsoft_development:slimftpd

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SlimFTPd LIST Concatenation Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2418

BID: 11645, 14339