Family: FTP --> Category: mixed
ftp 'glob' overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks if the remote ftp can be buffer overflown
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
It was possible to make the remote FTP server crash
by creating a huge directory structure and then
attempting to listing it using wildcards.
This is usually known as the 'ftp glob overflow' attack.
It is very likely that a possible hacker can use this
flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote
server. This will give him a shell on your system,
which is not a good thing.
Solution : upgrade your FTP server and/or libc
Consider removing directories writable by 'anonymous'.
Threat Level: High
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