An issue was discovered in Bftpd 5.3. Under certain circumstances, an out-of-bounds read is triggered due to an uninitialized value. The daemon crashes at startup in the hidegroups_init function in dirlist.c.
CWE-125 - Out-of-Bounds Read
Out-of-bounds read is a vulnerability that allows access to memory beyond the authorized accessible location. Such a vulnerability compromises the confidentiality of the trusted environment in the application and enables an attacker to launch further attacks by leveraging the exposed information.