Current Description

wu-ftpd 2.4 FTP server does not properly drop privileges when an ABOR (abort file transfer) command is executed during a file transfer, which causes a signal to be handled incorrectly and allows local and possibly remote attackers to read arbitrary files.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 04, 1997
Last ModifiedOctober 10, 2017
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score5.0
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationWashington UniversityWu-ftpd2.4*******

Vulnerable Software List

Washington University Wu-ftpd 2.4


19970104 serious security bug in wu-ftpd v2.4
19970105 BoS: serious security bug in wu-ftpd v2.4 -- PATCH