AIX FTPd libc Library Remote Overflow
Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1827
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionSee IBM's advisory number ERS-SVA-E01-1999:004.1 or contact your vendor for a patch.