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Rule:  

Sid:
1166

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Summary:
This event is generated when an attempt is made to download the file ws_ftp.ini
via a web request.

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Impact:
Serious. Information Disclosure.

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Detailed Information:
When a user of WS_FTP chooses "save password" when connecting to an FTP
server, the password is stored in the file ws_ftp.ini which may be
accessible via a web server. The stored passwords use a weak encryption
scheme that is easy broken.

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Affected Systems:
 
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Attack Scenarios:
An attacker might be able to retrieve the file, use one of the widely
available password cracking tools and gain valid login information to
the server.

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Ease of Attack:
Simple.

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False Positives:
None Known

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False Negatives:
None Known

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Corrective Action:
Check the host for signs of compromise.

Change all passwords used on the host.

Disallow the use of ftp on the server, consider the use of scp to
transfer files.

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Contributors:
Original rule writer unknown
Original document author unkown
Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team
Nigel Houghton <nigel.houghton@sourcefire.com>

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Additional References:

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