FreeBSD : ProFTPD ASCII translation bug resulting in remote root compromise (cf0fb426-3f96-11d8-b096-0020ed76ef5a)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

A buffer overflow exists in the ProFTPD code that handles translation
of newline characters during ASCII-mode file uploads. An attacker may
exploit this buffer overflow by uploading a specially crafted file,
resulting in code execution and ultimately a remote root compromise.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37015 (freebsd_pkg_cf0fb4263f9611d8b0960020ed76ef5a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0831

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