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CVE-1999-0997 Detail

Description

wu-ftp with FTP conversion enabled allows an attacker to execute commands via a malformed file name that is interpreted as an argument to the program that does the conversion, e.g. tar or uncompress.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/20/1999

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-1999-0997
Original release date:
12/20/1999
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/27/2006)

Red Hat does not consider CVE-1999-0997 to be a security vulnerability. The wu-ftpd process chroots itself into the target ftp directory and will only run external commands as the user logged into the ftp server. Because the process chroots itself, an attacker needs a valid login with write access to the ftp server, and even then they could only potentially execute commands as themselves.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-377 External Source DEBIAN DSA-377

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