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Hummingbird ftpd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for buffer overflow vulnerability in Hummingbird ftpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

According to its banner, the ftpd daemon installed on the remote host
is from the Hummingbird Connectivity suite and suffers from a buffer
overflow vulnerability. A possible hacker can crash the daemon and might be able to
execute code remotely within the context of the affected service.

See also : http://connectivity.hummingbird.com/support/nc/exceed/ftpd_advisory.html?cks=y
Solution : Apply the appropriate patch referenced in the vendor advisory above.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 13790

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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