AFTPD tilde (~) command could crash the daemon causing a core dump

aftpd-crash-core-dump (7832) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

AFTPD is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. If a remote attacker connects to the FTP server and issues a tilde (~) command, the attacker can cause the FTP daemon to crash and dump core. The core file could contain sensitive information, such as the FTP server's password file. This could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to other user's accounts.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • AFTPD AFTPD - Another FTP Daemon 5.4.4

Reported:

Jan 07, 2002

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