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The remote FTP server is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow
The remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and
According to its banner, the version of ProFTPD installed on the
remote host is earlier than 1.3.3d. Such versions are reportedly
affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the function
'sql_prepare_where()' in the file 'contrib/mod_sql.c'. An
unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to exploit this in
combination with an earlier SQL injection vulnerability
(CVE-2009-0542) to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Note that Nessus did not actually test for the flaw but instead has
relied on the version in ProFTPD's banner.
See also :
Upgrade to ProFTPD version 1.3.3d or later.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true