Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : proftpd (MDKSA-2003:095-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14077


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered by X-Force Research at ISS in ProFTPD's handling of ASCII translation. An attacker, by downloading a carefully crafted file, can remotely exploit this bug to create a root shell.

The ProFTPD team encourages all users to upgrade to version 1.2.7 or higher. The problematic code first appeared in ProFTPD 1.2.7rc1, and the provided packages are all patched by the ProFTPD team to protect against this vulnerability.

Update :

The previous update had a bug where the new packages would terminate with a SIGNAL 11 when the command 'NLST -alL' was performed in certain cases, such as if the size of the output of the command was greater than 1024 bytes.

These updated packages have a fix applied to prevent this crash.


Update the affected proftpd and / or proftpd-anonymous packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14077

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-095.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:proftpd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:proftpd-anonymous, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/12/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0831

MDKSA: 2003:095-1

CWE: 119