WU-FTPD fileutils/coreutils ls -w Argument Memory Consumption DoS

Copyright (C) 2003-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FTP server is affected by a denial of service

Description :

The version of WU-FTPD on the remote server uses a vulnerable version
of /bin/ls. It does not filter arguments to /bin/ls, which could lead
to a DoS. It is possible to consume all available memory on the
machine by sending :

ls '-w 1000000 -C'

See also :


Solution :

Contact your vendor for a fix.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 11912 ()

Bugtraq ID: 8875

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0853

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