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[EXPL] SunFTP vulnerable to two Denial-of-Service attacks (long buffer, half-open)
From: Aviram Jenik <aviram () BEYONDSECURITY COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 18:13:10 +0200

The following security advisory is sent to the securiteam mailing list, and
can be found at the SecuriTeam web site: http://www.securiteam.com


SunFTP vulnerable to two Denial-of-Service attacks (long buffer, half-open)
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SUMMARY

 <http://xs4all.dk/sunftp/> SunFTP is a small FTP server written in
Delphi. This product contains a few vulnerabilities in its socket module.
First, it is possible to cause it to overflow its receiving buffer.
Second, SunFTP can be crashed remotely by disconnecting the session
without sending a complete command.

DETAILS

Vulnerable systems:
SunFTP Build: 9(1)

Buffer overflow problem:
To test for this vulnerability, connect to the server and send a buffer of
2100 characters.

(Cmd: perl -e "print \"GET @{['x'x2100]} HTTP/1.0\n\n\""|nc 127.1 80

The server crashes, and this enables attackers to launch a Denial of
Service attack against the product.

Half-open DoS:
To test for this vulnerability, connect to the server with a non-FTP
program (for example, telnet). Now disconnected immediately (or after
sending a buffer), but make sure you don't send a newline ('\r\n'). The
server will crash almost immediately.

Workaround / Solution:
Since this is a discontinued project, and the author has not responded to
our email, we suggest switching to another FTP Server.

Detection:
It is possible to detect a vulnerable SunFTP server by looking for the
following FTP banner:
220 hostname FTP Server (SunFTP b9) ready on port 21.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The security hole was discovered by Beyond Security's SecuriTeam
(expert () securiteam com).


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Aviram Jenik
Beyond Security Ltd.
http://www.BeyondSecurity.com
http://www.SecuriTeam.com


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