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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5962

Original release date: 05/22/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Memory leak in a certain Red Hat patch, applied to vsftpd 2.0.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and Fedora 6 through 8, and on Foresight Linux and rPath appliances, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of CWD commands, as demonstrated by an attack on a daemon with the deny_file configuration option.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.1 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0185
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080521 Re: vsftpd CVE-2007-5962 (Red Hat / Fedora specific)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1600
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080606 rPSA-2008-0185-1 vsftpd
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=397011
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 5814
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-4362
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020079
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080521 vsftpd CVE-2007-5962 (Red Hat / Fedora specific)
External Source: BID
Name: 29322
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0295
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-4347
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080521 Re: vsftpd CVE-2007-5962 (Red Hat / Fedora specific)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8850
External Source: XF
Name: vsftpd-denyfile-dos(42593)
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-4373

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8850
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)