Globus Toolkit GridFTP Server < 3.42 / 6.11 'getpwnam_r()' Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote FTP service is vulnerable to an authentication bypass

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the remote FTP server
is running a version of GridFTP Server earlier than 3.42 / 6.11. Such
versions reportedly are affected by an authentication bypass
vulnerability caused by incorrect use of 'getpwnam_r()'. When a
'gridmap' file is improperly configured with a valid user DN mapped to
a nonexistent user account, the GridFTP server may grant access to the
client under another account.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to version 3.42 / 6.11 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 59734 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53778

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3292