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The remote FTP server is prone to a buffer overflow attack.
It was possible to crash the remote FTP server by creating a large
number of nested directories and then trying to upload a file. 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; otherwise,
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