ProFTPD < 1.3.5e / 1.3.6x < 1.3.6rc5 AllowChrootSymlinks bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106756


The remote FTP server is affected by a mitigation bypass 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 prior to 1.3.5e or 1.3.6x prior to 1.3.6rc5 and is affected by an issue where an attacker who is not granted full filesystem access may reconfigure the home directory of an FTP user.


Upgrade to ProFTPD version 1.3.5e / 1.3.6rc5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106756

File Name: proftpd_1_3_6_rc5.nasl

Version: 1.2

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: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:proftpd:proftpd

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, ftp/proftpd

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7418

BID: 97409