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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-0256

The wu_fnmatch function in wu_fnmatch.c in wu-ftpd 2.6.1 and 2.6.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU exhaustion by recursion) via a glob pattern with a large number of * (wildcard) characters, as demonstrated using the dir command.
Publish Date : 2005-05-02 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 shipped with wu-ftpd, however we were unable to reproduce this issue. Additionally, a code analysis showed that attempts to exploit this issue would be caught in the versions we shipped.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
WU-FTPD "glob-*" Remote DoS Vulnerability (B.11.23) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1265 unix
WU-FTPD "glob-*" Remote DoS Vulnerability (B.11.00) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1333 unix
WU-FTPD "glob-*" Remote DoS Vulnerability (B.11.11) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1762 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-0256

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Washington University Wu-ftpd 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Washington University Wu-ftpd 2.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Washington University Wu-ftpd 2

- References For CVE-2005-0256
VUPEN ADV-2006-1271
VUPEN ADV-2005-0588
IDEFENSE 20050225 WU-FTPD File Globbing Denial of Service Vulnerability
HP SSRT061110
SCO SCOSA-2005.63

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-0256

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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