This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote FTP server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack.
It is possible to crash the remote FTP service by creating a large
number of nested directories with names no longer than 255 chars. This
issue is known to affect ProFTPD, although other FTP servers may be
affected as well.
It is likely that a remote attacker can leverage this issue to execute
arbitrary code on the remote host, subject to the privileges under
which the service runs.
See also :
Configure the service so that directories are not writable by
'anonymous' or any untrusted users.
If running ProFTPD, upgrade to version 1.2.0pre6 or later
contact the vendor to see if an update exists.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : true
Nessus Plugin ID: 10189 ()
Bugtraq ID: 612
CVE ID: CVE-1999-0911
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.