Vulnerability Note VU#371648
Apple Mac OS X ftpd may allow arbitrary users to determine account name validity
Apple Mac OS X ftpd may allow arbitrary users to determine account name validity. This vulnerability may reveal protected information or allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.
According to Apple Security Update 2006-007:
When attempting to authenticate a valid user, the FTP server may crash during a failed login attempt. The crash does not occur when attempting to authenticate unknown users.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to determine protected information or cause a denial-of-service condition.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||29 Nov 2006|
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This issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-007. Apple credits Benjamin Williams of the University of Canterbury for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4403
- Date Public: 28 Nov 2006
- Date First Published: 30 Nov 2006
- Date Last Updated: 30 Nov 2006
- Severity Metric: 10.13
- Document Revision: 8
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