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Vulnerability Assessment Details

BSD ftpd setproctitle() format string

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote ftpd is vulnerable to format string attacks

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote FTP server misuses the function setproctitle() and
may permit a possible hacker to gain a root shell on this host by
logging in as 'anonymous' and providing a carefully crafted
format string as its email address.

Solution : upgrade your FTP server.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1425, 1438

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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