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Vulnerability Assessment Details

proftpd exhaustion attack

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the version of the remote proftpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote FTP server seems to be vulnerable to an exhaustion
attack which may makes it consume all available memory on the remote
host when it receives the command :

NLST /../*/../*/../*/../*/../*/../*/../*/../*/../*/../


Solution : upgrade to ProFTPd 1.2.2 and modify your configuration
file to include :
DenyFilter \*.*/


If you use another FTP server, contact your vendor.

Reference : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/169069

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6341

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

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