acFTP USER command denial of service

acftp-user-dos (26258) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

acFTP is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow. By sending a specially-crafted USER command, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the server to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

  • SourceForge.net: acFTP - FTP server fow Win32.
  • BID-17855: ACFTP FTP Server User Command Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2242: acFTP 1.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long string with { (brace) characters to the USER command.
  • OSVDB ID: 25278: acFTP USER Command Overflow DoS
  • SA19978: acFTP USER Command Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • acFTP Project acFTP 1.4

Reported:

May 04, 2006

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