FScan banner grabbing format string

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Foundstone Labs FScan 1.12

Reported:

Apr 19, 2002

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