MS02-018: Microsoft IIS FTP Status Request DoS (uncredentialed check)

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Synopsis :

The remote FTP server is prone to a denial of service attack.

Description :

It was possible to make the remote FTP server crash by sending the
command 'STAT *?AAAAA....AAAAA'.

There is a bug in certain versions of Microsoft's FTP server that can
be exploited in this fashion. Other FTP servers may also react
adversely to such a string. An attacker may leverage this issue to
crash the affected service and deny usage to legitimate users.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for IIS 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 10934 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4482

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0073