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CVE-2005-0256 Detail

Current Description

The wu_fnmatch function in wu_fnmatch.c in wu-ftpd 2.6.1 and 2.6.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU exhaustion by recursion) via a glob pattern with a large number of * (wildcard) characters, as demonstrated using the dir command.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/23/2006)

Not vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 shipped with wu-ftpd, however we were unable to reproduce this issue. Additionally, a code analysis showed that attempts to exploit this issue would be caught in the versions we shipped. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=149720

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/SCOSA-2005.63/SCOSA-2005.63.txt
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00637342
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101699-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-57795-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-705 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=207&type=vulnerabilities Exploit
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/0588 Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/1271 Vendor Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1265
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1333
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1762

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:washington_university:wu-ftpd:2.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:washington_university:wu-ftpd:2.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-0256
NVD Published Date:
05/02/2005
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017