ProFTPD 1.3.4d / 1.3.5rc3 Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106754


The remote FTP server is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability.


The remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and Linux.
According to its banner, the version of ProFTPD installed on the remote host is earlier than 1.3.5rc4 and is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability in the mod_sftp_pam module.


Upgrade to ProFTPD version 1.3.5rc4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106754

File Name: proftpd_1_3_5_rc4.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 2/12/2018

Updated: 11/8/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:proftpd:proftpd

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, ftp/proftpd

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4359

BID: 62328