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HP-UX: CVE-2008-1668: Running ftpd, Remote Privileged Access

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HP-UX: CVE-2008-1668: Running ftpd, Remote Privileged Access

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/13/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/11/2017
Modified
09/12/2017

Description

ftpd.c in (1) wu-ftpd 2.4.2 and (2) ftpd in HP HP-UX B.11.11 assigns uid 0 to the FTP client in certain operating-system misconfigurations in which PAM authentication can succeed even though no passwd entry is available for a user, which allows remote attackers to gain privileges, as demonstrated by a login attempt for an LDAP account when nsswitch.conf does not specify LDAP for passwd information.

Solution(s)

  • hpux-apply-phne-38458

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