ProFTPD Username Variable Substitution SQL Injection

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FTP server is affected by a SQL injection vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and

The variable substitution feature in the version of ProFTPD running on
the remote host can be abused to conduct a SQL injection attack. For
example, a remote attacker can bypass authentication using a specially
crafted username containing a percent sign character ('%'), a single
quote, and SQL code.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to ProFTPD 1.3.2rc3 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 35690 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33722

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0542