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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ftpd strtok() stack overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
strock() stack overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote FTP server seems to be vulnerable to a stack
overflow when calling the strok() function.
For instance, the command :

STAT a a a a a a a (...) a a a a

Will make it crash.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on
the remote host.

Solution : change ftp servers
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2342

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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