WU-FTPD Multiple Vulnerabilities (OF, Priv Esc)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 10318
SynopsisThe remote FTP server has a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionIt was possible to make the remote FTP server crash by creating a huge directory structure. This is usually called the 'wu-ftpd buffer overflow' even though it affects other FTP servers.
An attacker can exploit this issue to crash the FTP server, or execute arbitrary code.
SolutionUpgrade to the latest version of the FTP server. Consider removing directories writable by 'anonymous'.