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[GLSA-200403-08] oftpd DoS vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
oftpd DoS vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-08
(oftpd DoS vulnerability)


Issuing a port command with a number higher than 255 causes the server to
crash. The port command may be issued before any authentication takes
place, meaning the attacker does not need to know a valid username and
password in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Impact

This exploit causes a denial of service.

Workaround

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://www.time-travellers.org/oftpd/oftpd-dos.html


Solution:
All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-ftp/oftpd-0.3.7"
# emerge ">=net-ftp/oftpd-0.3.7"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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