University of Washington wu-ftpd PASV memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in University of Washington wu-ftpd (File Transfer Software) (the affected version is unknown). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component PASV Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The weakness was presented 10/16/1996 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0075. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

After even before and not, there has been an exploit disclosed. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10086 (WU-FTPD QUOTE PASV Forced Core Dump Information Disclosure), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FTP and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (201), Vulnerability Center (SBV-205) and Tenable (10086).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10086
Nessus Name: WU-FTPD QUOTE PASV Forced Core Dump Information Disclosure
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10/14/1996 🔍
10/16/1996 +2 days 🔍
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10/16/1996 +0 days 🔍
06/22/1999 +979 days 🔍
10/23/2002 +1219 days 🔍
04/09/2004 +533 days 🔍
06/17/2014 +3721 days 🔍
04/18/2016 +671 days 🔍
05/05/2019 +1112 days 🔍



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0075 (🔍)
X-Force: 201
Vulnerability Center: 205 - wu-ftpd QUOTE PASV, Medium
OSVDB: 5742 - WU-FTPD QUOTE PASV Forced Core Dump Information Disclosure


Created: 06/17/2014 05:33 PM
Updated: 05/05/2019 03:30 PM
Changes: (2) exploit_date source_osvdb_create
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