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Vulnerability Assessment Details

vftpd buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote ftp can be buffer overflown

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to make the remote FTP server crash
by issuing the commands :

CWD
CWD
CWD

Where is longer than 504 chars.

A possible hacker can use this problem to prevent your FTP server
from working properly, thus preventing legitimate
users from using it.
Solution : upgrade your FTP to the latest version,
or change it.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 818

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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