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MS FTPd DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote ftp can be crashed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to make the remote FTP server crash
by sending the command 'STAT *?AAAAA....AAAAA'

There is a bug in certain versions of Microsoft FTP server
which can be exploited in this fashion. In addition, other
FTP servers may react adversely to such a string.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent your FTP server
from working properly


Solution : see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-018.mspx

CAVEAT: If your FTP server is not a Microsoft product, then contact your FTP
vendor for a patch.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 4482

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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