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Vulnerability Assessment Details

bftpd chown overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote bftpd daemon is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote ftp server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow
when issued too long arguments to the chown command.

It may be possible for a remote attacker to gain root access
thanks to this bug.

Solution : Upgrade your bftpd server to version 1.0.14 or
disable the option ENABLE_SITE in bftpd.conf
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2120

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

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