TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Attachmate Reflection Secure FTP Client rftpcom.dll SaveSettings Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-290: August 12th, 2014


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Attachmate Reflection Secure FTP Client. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the Attachmate Reflection Secure FTP Client ActiveX control SaveSettings method which suffers from a directory traversal flaw. An attacker can exploit this condition to achieve code execution under the context of the browsing user.

Vendor Response

Attachmate has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-04-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-08-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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