GLSA-200407-04 : Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-04
(Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached)

Pure-FTPd contains a bug in the accept_client function handling the
setup of new connections.

Impact :

When the maximum number of connections is reached an attacker could
exploit this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service attack.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.

See also :

http://www.pureftpd.org
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200407-04.xml

Solution :

All Pure-FTPd users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1'
# emerge '>=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14537 (gentoo_GLSA-200407-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0656