PlatinumFTPServer username Multiple Connection Handling Remote Format String

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The installed version of PlatinumFTPserver on the remote host suffers
from a denial of service vulnerability. Specifically, when a user
tries to login with a username containing a backslash, '\', the
application displays a dialog box and stops the login process until an
administrator acknowledges a message. After several such connection
attempts, the ftp server daemon reportedly crashes.

See also :

Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 17321 ()

Bugtraq ID: 12790

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0779