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The Register: Buffer the FTP Slayer


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"Security experts have identified a potentially devastating vulnerability in FTP (file transfer protocol) servers." Security experts have identified a potentially devastating vulnerability in FTP (file transfer protocol) servers... The vulnerability affects several Unix platforms, including Sun Solaris 8, Hewlett Packard HP/UX 11, SGI Irix 6.5..x, NetBSD, OpenBSD and FreeBSD servers.

"The weakness uncovered is a buffer overflow flaw that cattackers can exploit to gain root privileges on affected FTP servers."

"The vulnerability affects several Unix platforms, including Sun Solaris 8, Hewlett Packard HP/UX 11, SGI Irix 6.5..x, NetBSD, OpenBSD and FreeBSD servers."

The Referenced CERT Advisory

This article was originally published on Apr 11, 2001
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