FTP 'CWD ~root' Command Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FTP server is affected by a command privilege escalation
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote FTP server is affected by a flaw that may allow a remote
attacker to gain unauthorized privileges. An attacker can exploit this
flaw by issuing a specially crafted request to the 'CWD ~root'
command.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?78eedaee

Solution :

Disallow FTP login for root, and make sure root's home directory is
not world readable.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 10083 (ftp_cwd_root.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0082