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xlight FTP Server RETR Stack Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
X-Light Stack Overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running XLight FTP server.

There is a bug in the way this server handles arguments to the RETR
requests which may permit a possible hacker to trigger a buffer overflow against
this server, which may permit him to disable this server remotely or to
execute arbitrary code on this host.

Solution : Upgrade XLight Server, at least to version 1.53.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9585, 9627, 9668

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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