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: 7/21/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.6

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:2.3:a:whitsoft_development:slimftpd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SlimFTPd LIST Concatenation Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2418

BID: 14339, 11645