GLSA-200407-04 : Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14537


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-04 (Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached)

Pure-FTPd contains a bug in the accept_client function handling the setup of new connections.
Impact :

When the maximum number of connections is reached an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service attack.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.


All Pure-FTPd users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1' # emerge '>=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14537

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200407-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

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:pure-ftpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0656

OSVDB: 7415

GLSA: 200407-04