Serv-U < Multiple Vulnerabilities (DoS, Traversal)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4979


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


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

This version of Serv-U is earlier than and is reportedly affected by the following issues :

- A directory traversal vulnerability enables an authenticated remote attacker to create directories outside his or her home directory. (CVE-2009-1031)

- An authenticated remote attacker can cause the FTP service to become saturated for a long period of time using a long series of 'SMNT' commands without an argument. During this time, new connections would not be allowed. (CVE-2009-0967)


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4979

File Name: 4979.prm

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2009/03/30

Modified: 2016/01/30

Dependencies: 4629

Nessus ID: 36035

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0967, CVE-2009-1031