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Date: February 10, 2021

ftp-srv is an open-source FTP server designed to be simple yet configurable. In ftp-srv before version 4.4.0 there is a path-traversal vulnerability. Clients of FTP servers utilizing ftp-srv hosted on Windows machines can escape the FTP user's defined root folder using the expected FTP commands, for example, CWD and UPDR. When windows separators exist within the path (`\`), `path.resolve` leaves the upper pointers intact and allows the user to move beyond the root folder defined for that user. We did not take that into account when creating the path resolve function. The issue is patched in version 4.4.0 (commit 457b859450a37cba10ff3c431eb4aa67771122e3).

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Path Traversal


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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privilegs Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): CHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): HIGH
Availability (A): NONE


Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): SINGLE
Confidentiality (C): PARTIAL
Integrity (I): PARTIAL
Availability (A): NONE
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