SlimFTPd Multiple Command Remote Overflow DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3201


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


The remote host appears to be using SlimFTPd, a free, small standards-compliant FTP server for Windows. The installed version of SlimFTPd on the remote host suffers from a denial of service vulnerability. By sending 'user' and 'pass' commands that are each 40 bytes long, an attacker will crash the service after a short period of time.


No solution is known at this time.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3201

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 9/2/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 19588

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:whitsoft_development:slimftpd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2850

BID: 14723