GLSA-200903-27 : ProFTPD: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-27
(ProFTPD: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The following vulnerabilities were reported:
Percent characters in the username are not properly handled, which
introduces a single quote character during variable substitution by
mod_sql (CVE-2009-0542).
Some invalid, encoded multibyte characters are not properly handled in
mod_sql_mysql and mod_sql_postgres when NLS support is enabled

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to the server,
possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary SQL statements.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35917 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-27.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33722

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0542

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