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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The Logging Server (ftplogsrv.exe) and earlier in IPSwitch WS_FTP 6.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loss of responsiveness) via a large number of large packets to port 5151/udp, which causes the listening socket to terminate and prevents log commands from being recorded, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-3823.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


Advisory Timeline

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