Sun Solaris FTP server denial of service

solaris-ftpd-dos (11186) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The Solaris FTP Server (in.ftpd(1M)) in Sun Solaris is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote or local attacker could send a specially-crafted command to the server to cause the FTP server to lose functionality for a period of time and stop responding to legitimate active mode FTP client requests.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Sun Alert ID: 50240: Solaris FTP Server (in.ftpd(1M)) is Vulnerable to Denial of Service Attack.
  • BID-6709: Solaris in.ftpd Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2003-1075: Unknown vulnerability in the FTP server (in.ftpd) for Solaris 2.6 through 9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (temporary FTP server hang), which affects other active mode FTP clients.
  • OSVDB ID: 15143: Solaris in.ftpd Unspecified Remote DoS
  • SA7968: Solaris FTP server Denial of Service
  • SECTRACK ID: 1005996: Sun Solaris `in.ftpd` FTP Server Can Be Temporarily Hung By Remote Users

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun Solaris 2.6
  • Sun Solaris 7.0
  • Sun Solaris 8
  • Sun Solaris 9


Jan 27, 2003

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