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[GLSA-200407-04] Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-04
(Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached)


Pure-FTPd contains a bug in the accept_client function handling the setup
of new connections.

Impact

When the maximum number of connections is reached a possible hacker could exploit
this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service attack.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.

References:
http://www.pureftpd.org


Solution:
All Pure-FTPd users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1"
# emerge ">=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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