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2002 Tech Tip: Problems With The FTP PORT Command or Why You Don't Want Just Any Port in a Storm

  • October 2002
  • This tech tip contains discussion about problems with the FTP PORT command.
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Publisher: CERT Division
  • Abstract

    Problems related to the PORT command in the FTP protocol are based on the misuse of the PORT command in the FTP protocol. This tech note discusses the problem as well as ways to mitigate it.

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