The issue has been introduced in 06/02/1998. The weakness was publicly disclosed on August 31, 2009 by Kingcope. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit.
Advisory: SB2009083101 - Two vulnerabilities in Microsoft IIS FTP server
Vulnerable component: Microsoft IIS
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based buffer overflow
The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness exists due to stack-based buffer overflow in FTP server. A remote authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted FTP NLST command containing a wildcard that references a subdirectory, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
- Microsoft IIS 5.0/6.0 FTP Server (Windows 2000) - Remote Stack Overflow [Exploit-DB]
- Microsoft IIS 5.0 FTP Server (Windows 2000 SP4) - Remote Stack Overflow [Exploit-DB]
- Microsoft IIS FTP Server - NLST Response Overflow (MS09-053) (Metasploit) [Exploit-DB]