WarFTPd Multiple Command CPU Consumption DoS
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1842
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.
DescriptionThe remote WarFTPd server is running a 1.71 version. It is possible for a remote user to cause a denial of service on a host running Serv-U FTP Server, G6 FTP Server or WarFTPd Server. Repeatedly submitting an 'a:/' GET or RETR request, appended with arbitrary data, will cause the CPU usage to spike to 100%.
SolutionUpgrade to the latest version of WarFTPd.