GLSA-200403-08 : oftpd DoS vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14459


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-08 (oftpd DoS vulnerability)

Issuing a port command with a number higher than 255 causes the server to crash. The port command may be issued before any authentication takes place, meaning the attacker does not need to know a valid username and password in order to exploit this vulnerability.
Impact :

This exploit causes a denial of service.
Workaround :

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.


All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-ftp/oftpd-0.3.7' # emerge '>=net-ftp/oftpd-0.3.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14459

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200403-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:oftpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0376

GLSA: 200403-08