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SolarWinds Serv-U FTP Server 15.2.1 Cross Site Scripting

CVE Category Price Severity
CVE-2020-28001 CWE-79 $5,000 High
Author Risk Exploitation Type Date
Unknown High Remote 2021-02-13
CPE
cpe:cpe:/a:solarwinds:serv-u_ftp_server:15.2.1
CVSS EPSS EPSSP
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N 0 0

CVSS vector description

Our sensors found this exploit at: https://cxsecurity.com/ascii/WLB-2021020073

Below is a copy:

SolarWinds Serv-U FTP Server 15.2.1 Cross Site Scripting
Title: Stored XSS

 

Product: SolarWinds Serv-U FTP Server

 

Vendor Homepage: https://www.solarwinds.com/

 

Vulnerable Version: 15.2.1 and lower

 

Fixed Version: 15.2.2

 

CVE Number: CVE-2020-28001

 

Author: Jack Misiura from The Missing Link 

 

Website: https://www.themissinglink.com.au

 

Timeline:

 

2020-10-30 Disclosed to Vendor

2021-01-21 Vendor releases patched version

2021-08-02 Publication

 

1. Vulnerability Description

 

SolarWinds Serv-U FTP server through 15.2.1 does not correctly sanitize and validate the user-supplied directory names, allowing malicious users to create directories that when clicked on (in the breadcrumb menu) will trigger XSS payloads.

 

2. PoC

 

On a vulnerable Serv-U FTP server installation, create a directory named as such:

 

%27%29%3Ba%3Dfunction%28b%29%20%7B%20alert%28%22XSS%22%29%3B%20%7D%3Ba%28%27

 

The payload contains ');a=function(b) { alert("XSS"); };a('

 

As soon as a user clicks on the directory name in the breadcrumb menu, it will trigger the stored XSS.

 

3. Solution

 

The vendor provides an updated version (15.2.2) which should be installed immediately.

 

4. Advisory URL

 

https://www.themissinglink.com.au/security-advisories

 






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