Vulnerabilities > CVE-2008-0590 - Buffer Errors vulnerability in Progress Ipswitch WS FTP Server 6.1.0.0

047910
CVSS 9.0 - CRITICAL
Attack vector
NETWORK
Attack complexity
LOW
Privileges required
SINGLE
Confidentiality impact
COMPLETE
Integrity impact
COMPLETE
Availability impact
COMPLETE
network
low complexity
progress
CWE-119
critical
nessus
exploit available

Summary

Buffer overflow in Ipswitch WS_FTP Server with SSH 6.1.0.0 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long opendir command.

Vulnerable Configurations

Part Description Count
Application
Progress
1

Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC)

  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.

Exploit-Db

descriptionIpSwitch WS_FTP Server with SSH 6.1.0.0 Remote Buffer Overflow PoC. CVE-2008-0590. Dos exploit for windows platform
fileexploits/windows/dos/5044.pl
idEDB-ID:5044
last seen2016-01-31
modified2008-02-03
platformwindows
port
published2008-02-03
reportersecurfrog
sourcehttps://www.exploit-db.com/download/5044/
titleIpSwitch WS_FTP Server with SSH 6.1.0.0 - Remote Buffer Overflow PoC
typedos

Nessus

  • NASL familyFTP
    NASL idWS_FTP_SERVER_611.NASL
    descriptionThe remote host is running a version of WS_FTP earlier than 6.1.1. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - Improper handling of UDP packets within the FTP log server may allow an attacker to crash the affected service. (CVE-2008-0608) - There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SSH Server service that can be triggered when handling arguments to the
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id40771
    published2009-08-24
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/40771
    titleIpswitch WS_FTP Server < 6.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL familyFTP
    NASL idWS_FTP_SERVER_611_BANNER.NASL
    descriptionAccording to its banner, the remote host is running a version of WS_FTP earlier than 6.1.1. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - Improper handling of UDP packets within the FTP log server may allow an attacker to crash the affected service. (CVE-2008-0608) - There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SSH Server service that can be triggered when handling arguments to the
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id40772
    published2009-08-24
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/40772
    titleIpswitch WS_FTP Server < 6.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (uncredentialed check)