PoC exploit for critical Fortra FileCatalyst MFT vulnerability released (CVE-2024-25153)

Proof-of-concept exploit code for a critical RCE vulnerability in Fortra FileCatalyst MFT solution has been published.

Fortra FileCatalyst is an enterprise managed file transfer software solution that includes several components: FileCatalyst Direct, Workflow, and Central.

CVE-2024-25153 is a directory traversal vulnerability in FileCatalyst Workflow’s web portal that could allow a remote authenticated threat actor to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable servers.

“A directory traversal within the ‘ftpservlet’ of the FileCatalyst Workflow Web Portal allows files to be uploaded outside of the intended ‘uploadtemp’ directory with a specially crafted POST request. In situations where a file is successfully uploaded to web portal’s DocumentRoot, specially crafted JSP files could be used to execute code, including web shells,” the company noted in the advisory.

The vulnerability was first discovered in August 2023 and patched a few days later in the FileCatalyst version 5.1.6 Build 114, but had no CVE identifier at the time.

When a PoC for a critical authentication bypass vulnerability in Fortra’s GoAnywhere MFT solution was recently made public, exploit attempts began soon after.

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