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Multiple WarFTPd DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the version of the remote warftpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote WarFTPd server is running a 1.71 version.

It is possible for a remote user to cause a denial of
service on a host running Serv-U FTP Server, G6 FTP Server
or WarFTPd Server. Repeatedly submitting an 'a:/' GET or
RETR request, appended with arbitrary data,
will cause the CPU usage to spike to 100%.

Reference: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2698

Solution : upgrade to the latest version of WarFTPd
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 2698

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 StrongHoldNET

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