HP-UX ftpd Remote Privileged Access Authentication Bypass

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4624


The remote FTP server may allow remote privileged access.


According to its banner, the version of the HP-UX FTP server running on the remote host is at a patch level before PHNE_38458. Such versions reportedly contain an unspecified vulnerability that in certain account configurations could be exploited by an anonymous remote attacker to gain privileged access.


Apply patch PHNE_38458 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 4624

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2008/08/15

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1803, 1804, 3222

Nessus ID: 33899

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:hp:hp-ux

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1668

BID: 30666