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bftpd format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote bftpd daemon is vulnerable to a format string attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote ftp server does not sanitize properly the output
it gets from the NLST command.

It may be possible for a remote attacker to gain root access
thanks to this bug if he can write in any directory served
by this ftp daemon.

Solution : Upgrade your bftpd server to version 1.0.13

Reference : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/149216

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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