GLSA-200702-02 : ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-02
(ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation)

A flaw exists in the mod_ctrls module of ProFTPD, normally used to
allow FTP server administrators to configure the daemon at runtime.

Impact :

An FTP server administrator permitted to interact with mod_ctrls could
potentially compromise the ProFTPD process and execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the FTP Daemon, which is normally the root user.

Workaround :

Disable mod_ctrls, or ensure only trusted users can access this
feature.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-02.xml

Solution :

All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.1_rc1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24351 (gentoo_GLSA-200702-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6563