Novell NetWare NWFTPD.NLM denial of service

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell NetWare 6.0 SP1

Reported:

May 08, 2002

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