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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks if the remote ftp server is a vulnerable version of Platinum FTP
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Platinum FTP server for Win32 has several vulnerabilities in
the way it checks the format of command strings passed to it.
This leads to the following vulnerabilities in the server:
The 'dir' command can be used to examine the filesystem of the machine and
gather further information about the host by using relative directory listings
(I.E. '../../../' or '\..\..\..').
The 'delete' command can be used to delete any file on the server that the
Platinum FTP server has permissions to.
Issuing the command 'cd @/..@/..' will cause the
Platinum FTP server to crash and consume all available CPU time on
*** Warning : Nessus solely relied on the banner of this server, so
*** this may be a false positive
Solution : see http://www.platinumftp.com/platinumftpserver.php
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Douglas Minderhout
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