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Buffer overflow in ProFTPD, wu-ftpd, and beroftpd allows remote attackers to gain root access via a series of MKD and CWD commands that create nested directories.
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Date Entry Created
19991208 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Modified (20050309)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(5) Baker, Blake, Cole, Prosser, Stracener
MODIFY(1) Frech
REVIEWING(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:proftpd-long-dir-bo(3399)
 Christey> Not absolutely sure if this isn't the same as Palmetto
   (CVE-1999-0368), which describes a similar type of overflow.
   NETBSD:NetBSD-SA1999-003 may refer to CVE-1999-0368:
   ADDREF URL:ftp://ftp.NetBSD.ORG/pub/NetBSD/misc/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA1999-003.txt.asc
 Christey> ADDREF CIAC:J-068
   Include version numbers; too many wu-ftp/etc. problems
   were published in summer/fall 1999

Proposed (Legacy)
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