ProFTPD < 1.2.11 Remote User Enumeration

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801022


The remote host may give an attacker information useful for future attacks.


The remote ProFTPd server is as old or older than 1.2.10.
It is possible to determine which user names are valid on the remote host based on timing analysis attack of the login procedure.
An attacker may use this flaw to set up a list of valid usernames for a more efficient brute-force attack against the remote host.


Upgrade to version 1.2.11 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801022

Family: FTP Servers

Nessus ID: 15484

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1602

BID: 11430