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PlatinumFTPServer Multiple Malformed User Name Connection Denial Of Service Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for multiple malformed username connection denial of service vulnerability in PlatinumFTPServer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote FTP server is susceptible to a denial of service attack.

Description :

The installed version of PlatinumFTPserver on the remote host suffers
from a denial of service vulnerability. Specifically, when a user
tries to login with a username containing a backslash, '\', the
application displays a dialog box and stops the login process until an
administrator acknowledges a message. After several such connection
attempts, the ftp server daemon reportedly crashes.

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Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2

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