hsftp format string attack
|hsftp-format-string (15276)||High Risk|
hsftp is vulnerable to a format string attack. By creating files with specially-crafted filenames, a remote attacker in control of a remote server, could overwrite memory and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the user, once the user sends a request for a directory listing.
For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest hsftp package (1.11-1woody1 or later), as listed in DSA-411-1. See References.
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- BID-9715: Samhain Labs HSFTP Remote Format String Vulnerability
- CVE-2004-0159: Format string vulnerability in hsftp 1.11 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via file names containing format string characters that are not properly handled when executing an ls command.
- DSA-447: hsftp -- format string
- OSVDB ID: 4029: Hsftp Filename Format String
- Debian Debian Linux 3.0
- samhain design labs hsftp
Feb 22, 2004
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