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CVE-2001-0187 Detail


Format string vulnerability in wu-ftp 2.6.1 and earlier, when running with debug mode enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a malformed argument that is recorded in a PASV port assignment.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/26/2001

Quick Info

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete 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 Enterprise Linux 2.1 ships with wu-ftp version 2.6.2 which is not vulnerable to this issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source CONECTIVA CLA-2001:443 External Source DEBIAN DSA-016 Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 2296 External Source XF wuftp-debug-format-string

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