GLSA-200403-08 : oftpd DoS vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14459
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
This exploit causes a denial of service.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
SolutionAll 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'