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ProFTPd ASCII Newline Character Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running a version of ProFTPd which seems to be vulnerable to a buffer overflow when a user downloads a malformed ASCII file. An attacker with upload privileges on this host may abuse this flaw to gain a root shell on this host.

Solution

Upgrade to ProFTPd 1.2.9 or 1.2.8p or higher.