#11792 closed Bug report (rejected)

Plain text file corruption

Reported by: oweux Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: plain text file corruption Cc:
Component version: 3.38.1 Operating system type:
Operating system version: Win 10.0.17763.55


Downloading a WP installation from a plesk server using no encryption (insecure) resulted in several of its core and plugin files downloaded with what I assume is some sort of binary/invalid data in them along plain text. Samples of the affected files include .CSS and .PHP files.

Attempting to copy the contents (copy-paste) results in truncated data up to the point of corruption.

There were no errors or warnings displayed on the log area during download.

Damage occurred during download and corrupted data was uploaded 'successfully' in that is seems to match the corrupted data.

A second attempt to download the same WP installation resulted in errors on the same files but damaged data occurred at different locations.

The sample files:


Attachments (2)

first-download.zip (41.3 KB ) - added by oweux 22 months ago.
second-download.zip (41.3 KB ) - added by oweux 22 months ago.

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Change History (4)

by oweux, 22 months ago

Attachment: first-download.zip added

by oweux, 22 months ago

Attachment: second-download.zip added

comment:1 by oweux, 22 months ago

Using a different software (phpStorm + Explicit FTPS + Passive) to transfer the files did not result in corruption.

comment:2 by Tim Kosse, 21 months ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

Looks like a rogue network component modified the traffic. Please use FTP over TLS to detect such modification.

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