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freeFTPd PASS Command Buffer Overflow

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freeFTPd PASS Command Buffer Overflow

Disclosed
08/20/2013
Created
05/30/2018

Description

freeFTPd 1.0.10 and below contains an overflow condition that is triggered as user-supplied input is not properly validated when handling a specially crafted PASS command. This may allow a remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service or allow the execution of arbitrary code. freeFTPd must have an account set to authorization anonymous user account.

Author(s)

  • Wireghoul
  • TecR0c <roccogiovannicalvi@gmail.com>

Platform

Windows

Architectures

x86

Development

References

  • OSVDB-96517
  • EDB-27747
  • BID-61905

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 exploit/windows/ftp/freeftpd_pass
msf exploit(freeftpd_pass) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(freeftpd_pass) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(freeftpd_pass) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(freeftpd_pass) > exploit

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