Novell NetWare NWFTPD.NLM denial of service

netware-ftp-dos (9034) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Servers running Novell NetWare vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a vulnerability in the FTP server (NWFTPD.NLM). If a remote attacker connects to the FTP server using a program, such as netcat or Telnet, the attacker could cause the server's CPU usage to increase to 100%, which would cause a denial of service against legitimate users.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the latest version of NWFTPD.NLM (5.02r or later), as listed in Novell Technical Information Document 2962252. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Novell NetWare 6.0 SP1


May 08, 2002

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