PT-2013-66: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Serv-U File Server

Vulnerable software

Serv-U File Server
Version: and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Request Forgery
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 6.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

Serv-U File Server is a Windows and Linux based multi-protocol FTP, HTTP and SFTP file server.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability in Serv-U File Server.

All kinds of web interfaces are vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
The vulnerability allows an attacker to modify the system configuration.

How to fix

No solution

Advisory status

02.10.2013 - Vulnerability details were sent to CERT
31.07.2014 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Sergey Bobrov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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