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Vulnerability Assessment Details

wu-ftpd ls -W memory exhaustion

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
send ls -w 1000000 -C to the remote FTP server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The FTP server does not filter arguments to the ls command.
It is possible to consume all available memory on the machine
by sending
ls "-w 1000000 -C"
See http://www.guninski.com/binls.html

Solution : Contact your vendor for a fix
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8875

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Copyright (C) 2003 Michel Arboi

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