BlockHosts before 2.0.4 does not properly parse (1) sshd and (2) vsftpd log files, which allows remote attackers to add arbitrary deny entries to the /etc/hosts.allow file and cause a denial of service by adding arbitrary IP addresses to a daemon log file, as demonstrated by connecting through ssh with a client protocol version identification containing an IP address string, or connecting through ftp with a username containing an IP address string, different vectors than CVE-2007-2765.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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