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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ProFTPd pre6 buffer overflow

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

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to make the remote FTP server
crash by issuing this command :

NLST aaaXXXX%u%[...]%u%u%u%%u%653300u%n

Where XXXX have ascii values 0xDC, 0x4F, 0x07 and 0x08.

This problem is known has the 'proftpd pre6' overflow and
may permit the remote user to gain root easily.

Solution : if you are using proftpd, then upgrade
to proftpd 1.2.0pre7. If you are using something else,
then upgrade or contact your vendor.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 612

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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