Matrix FTP Server login and issue FTP LIST denial of service

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • 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

Reported:

Feb 06, 2004

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