ProFTPD Command Truncation Cross-Site Request Forgery

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801026


The remote FTP server is prone to a cross-site request forgery attack.


The remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and Linux. The version of ProFTPD running on the remote host splits an overly long FTP command into a series of shorter ones and executes each in turn. If an attacker can trick a ProFTPD administrator into accessing a specially-formatted HTML link, he may be able to cause arbitrary FTP commands to be executed in the context of the affected application with the administrator's privileges.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801026

Family: FTP Servers

Nessus ID: 34265

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Exploitable With

Metasploit (ProFTPD 1.2 - 1.3.0 sreplace Buffer Overflow (Linux))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5815, CVE-2008-4242

BID: 31289