smbftpd 0.96 format string vulnerability
Versions: 0.96 maybe earlier versions as well
Date: 01 Oct 2007
Author: Jerry Illikainen email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: debork.se
"SmbFTPD is a FTP daemon for FreeBSD, Linux, and other UNIX like operating system. It has flexible directory access control facility that could be combined with Samba's share access right."
A format string vulnerability exist in the SMBDirList-function, dirlist.c, which gets called when a LIST/NLST is issued. It could be triggered by the way it outputs recursive listing on directories. It's caused due to misuse of fprintf.
In order for this vulnerability to be exploited, an attacker would need a valid account (including anonymous) with permission to create directories. Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Update to version 0.97