PROTOCOL-FTP -- Snort alerted on suspicious use of the FTP protocol. FTP is generally unsafe, as it sends all data in plain text, including passwords. Stolen data may also aggregate via FTP, and malware-infected items are often made available via FTP sharing sites. Malicious FTP attempts are common, such as directory traversal, overflow attempts, FTP probing (for instance, from the SATAN tool), etc.
PROTOCOL-FTP PORT bounce attempt
FTP servers can allow an attacker to connect to arbitrary ports on machines other than the FTP client, aka FTP bounce.
CVSS base score 7.5
CVSS impact score 6.4
CVSS exploitability score 10.0
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-1999-0017FTP servers can allow an attacker to connect to arbitrary ports on machines other than the FTP client, aka FTP bounce.
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