GuildFTPd 0.999.14, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via long arguments to the CWD and LIST commands, which triggers heap corruption related to an improper free call, and possibly triggering a heap-based buffer overflow.
Published 2008-10-15 20:00:04
Updated 2017-09-29 01:32:13
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute codeDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-4572

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 97 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2008-4572

  • Guild FTPd 0.999.8.11/0.999.14 Heap Corruption
    Disclosure Date: 2008-10-12
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    Guild FTPd 0.999.8.11 and 0.999.14 are vulnerable to heap corruption. You need to have a valid login so you can run CWD and LIST. Authors: - kris katterjohn <>

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-4572

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CWE ids for CVE-2008-4572

Products affected by CVE-2008-4572

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