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Cerberus FTP Server Buffer Overflow DoS Vulnerability

by platon on June 24th, 2001 Cerberus FTP Server is a free, multi-threaded file transfer utility for Microsoft Windows systems...



There is a buffer overflow in Cerberus FTP Server. The problem occurs when a user is attempting to authenticate. If the login fields(username, password) are filled with an excessive amount of characters(300+) then the affected service will crash. The FTP Server software will need to be restarted to regain normal functionality.

Due to the fact that the problem stems from a buffer overflow, there is a possibility that arbitrary code may be executed on the vulnerable host.

This vulnerability does not require any user authentication to exploit. It may be possible for remote users to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code on target hosts.

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