Bug 100631 - vsftpd login banner identifies daemon
vsftpd login banner identifies daemon
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vsftpd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-07-23 15:24 EDT by Brad Spry
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-07 23:05:59 EDT
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Description Brad Spry 2003-07-23 15:24:13 EDT
Description of problem:
vsftpd's default config identifies the name of the daemon.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit vsftpd.conf
2. ftpd_banner variable is commented out, causing condition
Additional info:

ftpd_banner= should be set with a single space after the equal sign, eliminating
any name identification for daemon.
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-07-25 03:18:35 EDT
Many daemons identify themselves and whilst it is good security practise to
remove idenitification history has shown that the majority of worms and exploits
simply ignore any identification when trying to exploit a particular
vulnerability.  I'm moving this to being an enhancement severity.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-07 23:05:59 EDT
I doubt we'd change this local to Red Hat; perhaps you can convince the upstream
vsftpd package to change this behavior?

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