WinSCP < 4.0.4 URL Protocol Handler Arbitrary File Transfer

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4214


The remote Windows host has a program that allows arbitrary file access.


According to its version, the installation of WinSCP on the remote host fails to completely sanitize input to the SCP and SFTP protocol handlers. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into clicking on a malicious link, he may be able to initiate a file transfer to or from the affected host.


Upgrade to version 4.0.4 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4214

File Name: 4214.prm

Family: SSH

Published: 2007/09/14

Modified: 2016/02/05

Nessus ID: 26027

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 4.1

Temporal Score: 3.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4909

BID: 25655