mmftpd mmsyslog() remote format string

mmftpd-mmsyslog-format-string (9337) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

mmftpd could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the server, caused by a format string vulnerability in the mmsyslog() function. A remote attacker could pass a malicious format string to the mmsyslog() function, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the local account.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of mmftpd (0.0.8 or later), available from Matt Mondor's Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Matthew Mondor mmftpd 0.0.7 and prior

Reported:

Jun 12, 2002

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