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Re: Security issue in Filezilla 3.0.9.2:passwords are stored in plain text (sitemanager.xml)
From: "Garrett M. Groff" <groffg () gmgdesign com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 16:04:29 -0400

Per the FileZilla feature page 
(http://filezilla-project.org/client_features.php):
"Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol 
(SFTP)"

Did you try selecting the option to use FTPS in FileZilla?

Using the plain vanilla FTP protocol in any other FTP client will yield the 
same problem (plaintext passwords, commands, data, etc, over the 
communication channel).

- G


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joey Mengele" <joey.mengele () hushmail com>
To: <full-disclosure () lists grok org uk>; <groffg () gmgdesign com>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Security issue in Filezilla 3.0.9.2:passwords 
are stored in plain text (sitemanager.xml)


I disagree, read the RFC. There are plenty of more secure FTP
clients such as the OpenSSH.com groups proactive secure Secure FTP
(sftp) implementation of FTP.

J

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:36:34 -0400 "Garrett M. Groff"
<groffg () gmgdesign com> wrote:
That issue is inherent in the FTP protocol, not FileZilla.

Resolution: set up FTP server to use either SFTP or FTPS.

- G


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joey Mengele" <joey.mengele () hushmail com>
To: <full-disclosure () lists grok org uk>; <hardwick.carl () gmail com>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Security issue in Filezilla
3.0.9.2:passwords
are stored in plain text (sitemanager.xml)


I have noticed a similar, yet much more severe flaw in Filezilla.
When logging in to a remote server, Filezilla will send the
password in clear text without encrypting it. This means every
machine on the internet that it routes through can intercept it.
Same flaw, much more serious consequences, since, who has access
to
your personal PC anyway?

J

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:09:18 -0400 carl hardwick
<hardwick.carl () gmail com> wrote:
A security issue in Filezilla 3.0.9.2 (and previous versions)
allows
local users to retrieve all saved passwords because they're
stored
in
a plain text sitemanager.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<FileZilla3>
   <Servers>
       <Server>
           <Host>ftpspace.domain.com</Host>
           <Port>21</Port>
           <Protocol>0</Protocol>
           <Type>0</Type>
           <Logontype>1</Logontype>
           <User>user () domain com</User>
           <Pass>I'mAPlainTextPassword</Pass>

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