FScan banner grabbing format string

fscan-banner-format-string (8895) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


FScan is vulnerable to a format string attack. If the "banner grabbing" feature is enabled, a remote attacker could use format specifiers in the banner service to execute arbitrary commands on the host running FScan upon the attacker's system being scanned.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of FScan (1.14 or later), available from the Foundstone Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Foundstone Labs FScan 1.12


Apr 19, 2002

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