2008-0590 | Ipswitch WS_FTP Server memory corruption (BID-27573 / XFDB-40207)

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9.4 $0-$5k 0.46

A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in Ipswitch WS_FTP Server (File Transfer Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in Ipswitch WS_FTP Server with SSH allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long opendir command.

The weakness was disclosed 02/05/2008 by securfrog (Website). The advisory is shared for download at vupen.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2008-0590 since 02/04/2008. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 07/30/2021).

A public exploit has been developed in Perl and been published before and not just after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40771 (Ipswitch WS_FTP Server FTP. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 27376 (Ipswitch WS_FTP Server Multiple Vulnerabilities).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 27573), X-Force (40207), Secunia (SA28753), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24341) and Tenable (40771). The entries 40860, 45615 and 45614 are pretty similar.




VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 40771
Nessus Name: Ipswitch WS_FTP Server Nessus File: 🔍
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07/30/2021 +2328 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.ipswitch.com/

Advisory: vupen.com
Researcher: securfrog
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2008-0590 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 27573 – Ipswitch WS_FTP SFTP Opendir Command Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 28753 – IpSwitch WS_FTP Server with SSH Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 40207
Vulnerability Center: 24341 – Ipswitch WS_FTP Server with SSH Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, High
OSVDB: 41100 – WS_FTP Server FTP Log Server UDP Packet Handling Remote DoS
Vupen: ADV-2008-0400

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/16/2015 13:43
Updated: 07/30/2021 20:29
Changes: (1) source_nessus_risk
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