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WS_FTP Server Remote Command Execution (CVE-2023-40044)

Application Details

A Progress Software WS_FTP Server is used to store, share and transfer information between systems, applications, groups and individuals.


Progress Software WS_FTP Server could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by the unsafe deserialization of data by the Ad Hoc Transfer module.


By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.

POST /AHT/AhtApiService.asmx/AuthUser



By turning this into a traffic file and matching rule, we are able to detect attempts to execute arbitrary commands on the system.


Idappcom have created signature 8024263 along with a traffic file for this vulnerability.


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