bftpd Multiple Command Remote Overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 10579


The remote FTP server has a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of bftpd running on the remote host is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack when issued very long arguments to the SITE CHOWN command. A remote attacker could exploit this issue to crash the FTP server, or possibly execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to bftpd version 1.0.24 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10579

File Name: bftpd_chown.nasl

Version: 1.42

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 12/16/2000

Updated: 2/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2001-0065


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2000

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0943, CVE-2001-0065

BID: 2120