Vulnerability Note VU#320944

RhinoSoft FTP Voyager FtpTree incorrectly marked "safe for scripting"

Original Release date: 03 Mar 2001 | Last revised: 27 Mar 2001

Overview

FTP Voyager is an FTP client implemented as an ActiveX control. It is incorrectly marked as "safe for scripting" allowing malicious web pages or email messages to upload and download files.

Description

FTP Voyager is an FTP client implemented as an ActiveX control. An ActiveX control may be invoked from a script embedded in an email message or web page if it is marked "safe for scripting" or if the IObjectSafety interface permits invocation of the control. As distributed, the control is marked safe for scripting allowing scripts to use the control maliciously.

For additional information on correctly configuring ActiveX controls for security please see the Results of the Security in ActiveX Workshop.

Impact

Malicious scripts embedded in email messages or web pages can invoke the control perform any FTP operation with the privileges of the current user.

Solution

Update to FTP VoyagerŪ 8.0.

Remove the "safe for scripting" designation on the control, or disable Active Scripting in your web browser and mail client.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
RhinoSoftAffected10 Jan 200010 Jan 2001
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Our thanks to Richard Smith of the Privacy Foundation for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 03 Mar 2001
  • Date First Published: 03 Mar 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 27 Mar 2001
  • Severity Metric: 4.59
  • Document Revision: 8

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