AIX FTPd libc Library Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1827

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

It is possible to make the remote FTP server crash by issuing this command : CEL aaaa[...]aaaa. This problem is known as the 'AIX FTPd' overflow and may allow the remote user to easily gain access to the root (super-user) account on the remote system.

Solution

See IBM's advisory number ERS-SVA-E01-1999:004.1 or contact your vendor for a patch.

See Also

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999-q3/1089.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1827

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1803, 1804, 3222

Nessus ID: 10009

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0789

BID: 679