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Vulnerability Assessment Details

hpux ftpd PASS vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote ftp sanitizes the PASS command

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote ftp server does not sanitize properly the argument of
the PASS command it receives for anonymous accesses.

It may be possible for a remote attacker
to gain shell access.

Solution : Upgrade your ftpd server or disable anonymous
access
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1560

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

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