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ProFTPD < 1.2.11 Remote User Enumeration

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host may give an attacker information useful for future attacks.

Description

The remote ProFTPd server is as old or older than 1.2.10. It is possible to determine which user names are valid on the remote host based on timing analysis attack of the login procedure. An attacker may use this flaw to set up a list of valid usernames for a more efficient brute-force attack against the remote host.

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.2.11 or higher.