Rule Category

PROTOCOL-FTP -- Snort alerted on suspicious use of the FTP protocol. FTP is generally unsafe, as it sends all data in plain text, including passwords. Stolen data may also aggregate via FTP, and malware-infected items are often made available via FTP sharing sites. Malicious FTP attempts are common, such as directory traversal, overflow attempts, FTP probing (for instance, from the SATAN tool), etc.

Alert Message

PROTOCOL-FTP Multiple Products FTP MKD buffer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

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. Impact: CVSS base score 10.0 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

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Known Usage

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False Positives

No known false positives


Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

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