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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Attachmate Reflection Vendors:   AttachmateWRQ
Attachmate Reflection Buffer Overflow in FTP Client Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031605
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-5211   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 22 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 14.1.429 and prior; and prior; Windows Client 7.2.3233 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Attachmate Reflection. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote FTP server can return specially crafted data to trigger a stack overflow in the FTP client and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

An anonymous researcher (via HP's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote server can execute arbitrary code on the connected target client system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (,, Windows Client version 7.2.3241).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  OpenVMS, UNIX (AIX), UNIX (Any), UNIX (HP/UX), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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