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Re: FTP exploit?

  • From: Scott Francis
  • Date: Mon Mar 19 16:41:26 2001

On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 01:01:39PM -0800, Clayton Fiske had this to say:
> 
> Is there a (fairly) recent exploit for common ftp daemons going around
> lately? In the past several days, I've seen a very noticeable jump in
> the number of people attempting anonymous ftp logins. Typically I
> noticed it once or twice a week, and usually single attempts, but now
> they're coming in every few hours and they each make 4 attempts within
> a second (which is one per IP bound to the box I'm watching). It looks
> like it has to be some kind of script.
> 
> Anyone else seeing any noticeable increases like this?

probably due to the increasingly long thread on vulnerabilities in ftpds that
is going on over in BUGTRAQ. Nothing too new, but every time a new 'sploit' is
released there, every kiddie on the block just has to try it.

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