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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 10/10


Buffer overflow in KarjaSoft Sami FTP Server 2.0.x allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long argument to an arbitrary command, which triggers the overflow when the SamyFtp.binlog log file is viewed in the management console. NOTE: this may overlap CVE-2006-0441 and CVE-2006-2212.

  • LOW
  • NONE

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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