WU-FTPD < 2.6.1 'SITE EXEC' Command Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1808

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote WU-FTP server is vulnerable to a flaw which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with its privileges (typically root) by sending a malformed argument to the SITE EXEC command.

Solution

Upgrade to wu-ftpd 2.6.1 or higher.

See Also

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&amp;m=96171893218000&amp;w=2

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1808

File Name: 1808.prm

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1850

Nessus ID: 10452

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (wu-ftpd SITE EXEC/INDEX Format String Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0573, CVE-1999-0997

BID: 1387, 2240, 726