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VSFTPD 2.3.2 Denial of Service

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VSFTPD 2.3.2 Denial of Service



This module triggers a Denial of Service condition in the VSFTPD server in versions before 2.3.3. So far, it has been tested on 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2.


  • Nick Cottrell (Rad10Logic) <ncottrellweb@gmail.com>
  • Anna Graterol <annagraterol95@gmail.com>
  • Mana Mostaani <mana.mostaani@gmail.com>
  • Maksymilian Arciemowicz


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/dos/ftp/vsftpd_232
msf auxiliary(vsftpd_232) > show actions
msf auxiliary(vsftpd_232) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(vsftpd_232) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(vsftpd_232) > run 

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