FFFTP may insecurely load executable files


FFFTP may use unsafe methods for determining how to load executables (.exe)

FFFTP loads certain executables when using certain functions. FFFTP contains an issue with the file search path, which may insecurely load executables.

Makoto Shiotsuki reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 5.1 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

FFFTP Project
  • FFFTP Version 1.98a and earlier


An attacker may execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the running application.

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Vendor Information

FFFTP Project
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2011-3991

  1. JVN : JVN#62336482
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2011-3991
Revision History

  • [2011/10/28]
      Web page published