GLSA-200502-26 : GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 17145


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-26 (GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has identified a format string vulnerability in the gprostats utility.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by performing a specially crafted FTP transfer, the resulting ProFTPD transfer log could potentially trigger the execution of arbitrary code when parsed by GProFTPD.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/gproftpd-8.1.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17145

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/18

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gproftpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0484

OSVDB: 14012

GLSA: 200502-26