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Vulnerability Assessment Details

WS FTP server multiple flaws

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check WS_FTP server version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

According to its version number, the remote WS_FTP server is vulnerable to
multiple flaws.

- A buffer overflow, caused by a vulnerability in the ALLO handler, an
attacker can then execute arbitrary code

- A flaw which permit a possible hacker to gain elevated rights (SYSTEM level rights)

- A local or remote attacker, with write rights on a directory can create a
specially crafted file containing a large REST argument and resulting to a denial
of service

** Nessus only checked the version number in the server banner.

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of this software.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9953

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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