CVE-2007-5962

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Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2008-05-21
CWE:
CWE-401
Bugzilla:
397011: CVE-2007-5962 vsftpd: memory leak when deny_file option is set

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Memory leak in a certain Red Hat patch, applied to vsftpd 2.0.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and Fedora 6 through 8, and on Foresight Linux and rPath appliances, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of CWD commands, as demonstrated by an attack on a daemon with the deny_file configuration option.

Find out more about CVE-2007-5962 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (vsftpd) RHSA-2008:0295 2008-05-21
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