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Directory Traversal in SoftX FTP Client
Aug 13 2010 07:11AM
advisory htbridge ch
Vulnerability ID: HTB22541
Product: SoftX FTP Client
Vendor: SoftX.Org ( http://www.softx.org/ftp.html )
Vulnerable Version: 3.3 for windows and Probably Prior Versions
Vendor Notification: 27 July 2010
Vulnerability Type: Directory Traversal Vulnerability
Status: Not Fixed, Vendor Alerted, Awaiting Vendor Response
Risk level: High
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (http://www.htbridge.ch/)
When exploited, this vulnerability allows an anonymous attacker to write files to specified locations on a user's system.
The FTP client does not properly sanitise filenames containing directory traversal sequences that are received from an FTP server, for example
file named as "..\..\..\..\..\..\..\somefile.exe".
By tricking a user to download a directory from a malicious FTP server that contains files with backslash directory traversal sequences in their filenames,
an attacker can potentially write files into a user's Startup folder to execute malicious code when the user logs on.
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