Worldgroup FTP server long LIST buffer overflow

worldgroup-ftp-list-bo (8297) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Worldgroup is vulnerable to a denial of service attack in the built-in FTP server caused by a buffer overflow. By sending a specially-crafted LIST command, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and cause the FTP server to crash.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Feb 27 2002 - 07:15:54 CST: LBYTE&SECURITY.NNOV: Buffer overflows in Worldgroup.
  • Galacticomm Technologies Web site: Galacticomm \ NetVillage (Home Page).
  • BID-4185: Galacticomm Worldgroup Remote FTP Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0336: Buffer overflow in Galacticomm Worldgroup FTP server 3.20 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, and possibly execute arbitrary code, via a LIST command containing a large number of / (slash), * (wildcard), and .. characters.
  • OSVDB ID: 14408: Galacticomm Worldgroup FTP Server Malformed LIST Command Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Galacticomm Technologies Worldgroup 3.x


Feb 25, 2002

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