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Rule:

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Sid:
2179

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Summary:
This event is generated when a remote attacker attempts to exploit a 
format string vulnerability against an FTP server during authentication.

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Impact:
Attempted Admin.  A successful format string attack could result in the
execution of arbitrary code with the same privileges as the user running
the FTP daemon.

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Detailed Information:
Several FTP daemons are vulnerable to format string exploits during
authentication to the FTP server.  A successful exploit attempt could 
result in the remote attacker gaining unauthorized root access to the 
vulnerable system.

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Affected Systems:
	SmallFTP v0.99

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Attack Scenarios:
A remote attacker could use a publicly available script to exploit the 
vulnerability an gain control of the target host.

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Ease of Attack:
Simple. Numerous attack scripts exist to exploit this vulnerabiliy.

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False Positives:
None known.

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False Negatives:
None known.

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Corrective Action:
SmallFTPD has released an updated software package that resolve the 
problem. It can be downloaded from:
http://smallftpd.free.fr

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Contributors:
Sourcefire Research Team
Matthew Watchinski (matt.watchinski@sourcefire.com)

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Additional References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/7474

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