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WFTPD Shortcut Directory Traversal Vulnerability

by platon on July 8th, 2001 WFTPD is a popular FTP server software for Windows systems.

The WFTPD server contains a directory traversal vulnerability. It may be possible for remote users to upload files with the filename extension '.LNK.', thereby creating shortcuts to otherwise protected files and directories.

Create a Windows shortcut file (*.lnk) that points to the desired directory on the target system. Upload the file to the target with the filename extension '.LNK.', and enter a change directory command specifying the name of the .lnk file as the argument.

This vuln was reported to Bugtraq by ByteRage.


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