TNFTPD < 20040811 Globbing Overflow

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3836


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running TNFTPD, a port of the NetBSD FTP daemon. This version of TNFTPD is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow. The flaw is within the glob.c function. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to authenticate to the server and then pass a malformed string that would be interpreted by the glob function. Successful exploitation results in the attacker executing arbitrary code on the remote system.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3836

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 12/1/2006

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:netbsd:netbsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6652

BID: 21377