This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
This is an update to the current upstream maintenance release, which
addresses a security issue that could affect users of the mod_sql
module (not enabled by default).
- A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way
ProFTPD FTP server prepared SQL queries for certain
usernames, when the mod_sql module was enabled. A
remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to
cause the proftpd daemon to crash or, potentially, to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running 'proftpd' via a specially crafted username,
provided in the authentication dialog.
The update also fixes a CPU spike when handling .ftpaccess files, and
handling of SFTP uploads when compression is used.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
See also :
Update the affected proftpd package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true