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Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:31:13 +0200
From: Vasyl Kaigorodov <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: pure-ftpd denial of service in glob_()

On Thu, 18 Jun 2015, wrote:

> >
> Can you clarify the security impact? We have not looked into the code
> paths or the overall product design. Is this a process that is
> specific to one FTP client? Is the problem that the gl_errfunc
> assignment doesn't occur and there is always a dereference of a NULL
> function pointer? Is there a commonly relevant consequence other than
> the ability of an FTP client to conduct a DoS attack against its own
> session?

As per [1]:

It won't crash the whole service, only the user session. It is
not going to block and dump a core file either, except if compiled in
DEBUG mode.

It appears that there's no security impact here, please disregard this
CVE request.


Vasyl Kaigorodov | Red Hat Product Security
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