AIX 5.3 TL 9 : ftpd (IZ83252)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63822
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The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the ftp server. By issuing an overly long NLST command, an attacker may cause a buffer overflow.

The successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows a remote attacker to get the DES encrypted user hashes off the server if FTP is configured to allow write access using Anonymous account or another account that is available to the attacker.

The following executable is vulnerable :



Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63822

File Name: aix_IZ83252.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 1/24/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/25/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3187