WFTPD Unauthenticated MLST Command DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 10487


The remote FTP server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The FTP server running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability when executing an MLST command. An unauthenticated, remote can exploit this to crash the server by using the 'MLST a' command just after making a connection.


If you are using the Texas Imperial Software WFTPD server, then upgrade to version 2.41 RC12 or later. Otherwise, contact the vendor for a fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10487

File Name: wftp_241_dos.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 8/3/2000

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:texas_imperial_software:wftpd

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/21/2000

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0647

BID: 1506