PlatinumFTP Server < 2.0 Remote Format String DoS

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2700


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The remote host is running PlatinumFTP Server. The remote server is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Specifically, a remote user attempting to authenticate 50+ times with a user ID that includes '\\' will cause the server to fail. A successful attack would render the FTP server useless for valid users.


Upgrade to version 2.0 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2700

File Name: 2700.prm

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2005/03/13

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1803, 1804

Nessus ID: 17321

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:C


Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 4.2


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0779

BID: 12790

OSVDB: 3217