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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
Description Last Modified:  12/20/1999

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
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
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-377

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-1999-0997
NVD Published Date:
12/20/1999
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008