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Buffer overflow in the SHGetPathFromIDList function of the Serv-U FTP server allows attackers to cause a denial of service by performing a LIST command on a malformed .lnk file.
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  • BUGTRAQ:20000204 Local / Remote D.o.S Attack in Serv-U FTP-Server v2.5b for Win9x/WinNT Vulnerability
  • BUGTRAQ:20000204 Windows Api SHGetPathFromIDList Buffer Overflow
  • MISC:
  • NTBUGTRAQ:20000204 Local / Remote D.o.S Attack in Serv-U FTP-Server v2.5b for Win9x/WinNT Vulnerability
  • NTBUGTRAQ:20000204 Windows Api SHGetPathFromIDList Buffer Overflow
Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
20000208 Disclaimer: The record 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)
Proposed (20000208)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Baker, Blake, Cole
MODIFY(2) Frech, Levy
NOOP(2) Armstrong, Ozancin
RECAST(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:win-shortcut-api-bo
   The real problem seems to be with the Windows API call, not the Serv-U FTP
   app. As the "Windows Api SHGetPathFromIDList Buffer Overflow" reference
   states, [The bug can] "cause whatever handles the shortcuts to crash."
   As a suggestion, rephrase the description from Windows's context, and state
   that the Serv-U FTP server is an example of an app that exhibits this
 Wall> Comment:  the original UssrLabs advisory does mention the SHGetPathFromIDList
   buffer overflow in a Windows API and that Serv-U FTP uses this API to cause the
   problem.  The problem does not exist on Windows 2000.  The solution seems to be
   in a new release of Serv-U FTP.
 Levy> BID 970
   Reports indicate that while the vulnerable function was found in Serv-U FTP
   server, the function is actually from Microsoft, and as such may affect other

Proposed (Legacy)
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