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  • CVE-2023-40044 : Progress Software - Critical Pre-Auth Flaws in WS_FTP Server Product

    NetScaler Cyber Threat Intelligence
    • Validation Status: Validated
      Has Video?: No

    (UPDATE) CVE-2023-40044 : Progress Software - Critical Pre-Auth Flaws in WS_FTP Server Product Published in v114  


    NetScaler CTRI Team

    Last Updated: 10/03/2023




    CVE-2023-40044 is a critical vulnerability in WS_FTP Server versions before 8.7.4 and 8.8.2. The vulnerability is caused by a .NET deserialisation flaw in the Ad Hoc Transfer module, which a pre-authenticated attacker can exploit to execute remote commands on the underlying WS_FTP Server operating system. The vulnerability has a CVSS score of 10, indicating its severity. The WS_FTP team discovered the vulnerability, and all versions of the WS_FTP Server are affected by it. The vendor has patched the vulnerability, and version-specific hotfixes have been made available for customers to remediate the issue. It is highly recommended that users of WS_FTP Server update their software to the latest version to avoid exploitation of this vulnerability.


    Please follow the guidelines as recommended by the vendor in their Security Article


    NetScaler CTRI :

    NetScaler CTRI team is actively investigating this issue and will provide an update on the mitigation steps, WAF Signature soon. 



    1. https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2023-40044




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