WU-FTPD fileutils/coreutils ls -w Argument Memory Consumption DoS
High Nessus Plugin ID 11912
SynopsisThe remote FTP server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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'
SolutionContact your vendor for a fix.