AIX FTPd libc Library Remote Buffer Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

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

CEL aaaa[...]aaaa

This problem is known as the 'AIX FTPd' overflow and may allow the
remote user to easily gain access to the root (super-user) account on
the remote system.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999-q3/1089.html

Solution :

If you are using AIX FTPd, then read IBM's advisory number
ERS-SVA-E01-1999:004.1, or contact your vendor for a patch.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 9.5
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 10009 (aix_ftpd.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 679

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0789