ProFTPD < 1.3.3d 'mod_sql' Buffer Overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote FTP server is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow

Description :

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 :

Solution :

Upgrade to ProFTPD version 1.3.3d or later.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 51366 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44933

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4652