Serv-U < Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5486


The remote FTP server is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running Serv-U File Server, an FTP server for Windows. According to its banner, the installed version of Serv-U is earlier than, and is therefore potentially affected by the following issues :

- When importing users, restricted administrators could create user accounts outside their home directory.

- When exporting users, restricted administrators could see a user's full path for home directory, virtual paths, and directory access rules.

- A restricted domain administrator could create a user or group that was not locked in the user's home directory.

- A denial of service issue when handling a large number of concurrent HTTP requests.


Upgrade to Serv-U version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5486

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 3/24/2010

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 45140

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 3/24/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/24/2010

Reference Information

BID: 38923