CVSS 3.1 Score 8.3 of 10 (high)


Published Sep 27, 2023


CVE-2023-40045 is a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that affects WS_FTP Server versions prior to 8.7.4 and 8.8.2. This vulnerability allows an attacker to execute malicious JavaScript in the victim's browser by leveraging a specialized payload. The vulnerability has a risk score of 27 and is rated as HIGH severity. It requires no privileges and user interaction is required for exploitation. The attack vector is through the network, and it has a high impact on integrity and confidentiality. The vulnerability can be remediated by upgrading to WS_FTP Server versions 8.7.4 or 8.8.2 or applying the necessary security patches provided by the vendor. This vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations using affected versions of WS_FTP Server as it can allow attackers to manipulate or steal sensitive information from users accessing the server through their browsers, leading to potential data breaches or unauthorized access to systems within the organization.


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