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Vulnerability Assessment Details

HP-UX ftpd glob() Expansion STAT Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote HPUX ftp can be buffer overflown

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Buffer overflow in FTP server in HPUX 11 and previous
permits remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands
by creating a long pathname and calling the STAT
command, which uses glob to generate long strings.

Solution : upgrade your FTP server
Consider removing directories writable by 'anonymous'.


Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2552

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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