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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   FileZilla Vendors:
FileZilla FTP Server Discloses Files Outside of the Root FTP Directory to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1004417
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 30 2002
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.7.0 and prior
Description:   An input validation vulnerability was reported in the FileZilla FTP server for Microsoft Windows based systems. A remote user can view files on the system that are located outside of the root FTP document directory.

It is reported that a remote user can supply directory traversal characters '..' as part of the path to view files on the server.

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the server that are located on the same partition (drive) as the FTP server root directory.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (0.7.1), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Re: Problems with various windows FTP servers

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I discovered a few days ago that FileZilla[0] up to 0.7.0 is vulnerable
to listing files outside the root directory by using "..". The author
fixed the problem immediately and has released version 0.7.1.

SnakeByte, your download link has the / facing the wrong way.

> it reports the problem [ ].

Stephen Cope -

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