Serv-U < Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4699


The remote FTP server is affected by several vulnerabilities.


The remote host is running Serv-U File Server, an FTP server for Windows.

The installed version of Serv-U is earlier than and thus is reportedly affected by the following issues :
- An authenticated remote attacker can cause the service to consume all CPU time on the remote host by specifying a Windows port (eg, 'CON:') when using the STOU command provided he has write access to a directory.
- An authenticated remote attacker can overwrite or create arbitrary files via a directory traversal attack in theRNTO command.
- An authenticated remote attacker may be able to upload a file to the current Windows directory with rename by placing the destination in '\' (ie, 'My Computer').


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4699

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 10/6/2008

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 34398

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:serv-u:serv-u:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4500, CVE-2008-4501

BID: 31556, 31563