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ColoradoFTP Server 1.3 Build 8 Directory Traversal Information Disclosure

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ColoradoFTP Server 1.3 Build 8 Directory Traversal Information Disclosure



This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability found in ColoradoFTP server version <= 1.3 Build 8. This vulnerability allows an attacker to download and upload arbitrary files from the server GET/PUT command including file system traversal strings starting with '\\'. The server is written in Java and therefore platform independent, however this vulnerability is only exploitable on the Windows version.


  • h00die <mike@shorebreaksecurity.com>
  • RvLaboratory




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/ftp/colorado_ftp_traversal
msf auxiliary(colorado_ftp_traversal) > show actions
msf auxiliary(colorado_ftp_traversal) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(colorado_ftp_traversal) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(colorado_ftp_traversal) > run 

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