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Vulnerability Assessment Details

FTP site exec

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to write on the remote root dir

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It is possible to execute
arbitrary commands on the remote host using
the 'site exec' FTP problem. For instance,
issuing :
SITE exec /bin/sh -c /bin/id
Will execute /bin/id.

Very often, these commands will be executed as root.

Solution : Upgrade your FTP server to the latest version.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2241

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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