Cooolsoft PowerFTP Server Directory Traversal Vulnerability

PowerFTP is a commercial FTP server for Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP operating systems. It is maintained by Cooolsoft.

Authenticated users can gain read access to the directories of the host where the FTP server has been installed. Through the use of '../' character sequences, arbitrary directories and files could be disclosed, potentially compromising the privacy of user data and/or obtaining information which could be used to further compromise the host's security.

This is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input.

If successfully exploited this vulnerability could lead to the disclosure of sensitive information assisting in further attacks against the host.


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