Matrix FTP Server login and issue FTP LIST denial of service

matrixftp-login-list-dos (15075) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Matrix FTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service. A remote attacker could login with a username containing four spaces and a password containing four spaces. The attacker can then enter the FTP LIST command to cause the FTP service to crash.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Matrix Servers Web site: Matrix Dedicated Servers.
  • CVE-2004-2089: Matrix FTP Server allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by logging in using four spaces as the username and password and then issuing a LIST command.
  • OSVDB ID: 18943: Matrix FTP Server Crafted Authentication LIST Command Remote DoS
  • SECTRACK ID: 1008970: Matrix FTP Server Can Be Crashed By Remote Users

Platforms Affected:

  • Matrix Servers Matrix FTP Server


Feb 06, 2004

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