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Moderately critical

oftpd LPSV and LPRT Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-01-16    Last Update:  2007-01-17    Views:  9,114

Secunia Advisory SA23790

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Tavis Ormandy has reported a vulnerability in oftpd, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the handling of LPSV and LPRT commands. This can be exploited to trigger an assertion error by passing specially crafted arguments to the LPSV or LPRT commands, which causes oftpd to abort.

The vulnerability is reported in version 0.3.7. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Restrict access to the service.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Tavis Ormandy

Original Advisory:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-09.xml

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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