GLSA-200702-02 : ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24351


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-02 (ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation)

A flaw exists in the mod_ctrls module of ProFTPD, normally used to allow FTP server administrators to configure the daemon at runtime.
Impact :

An FTP server administrator permitted to interact with mod_ctrls could potentially compromise the ProFTPD process and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the FTP Daemon, which is normally the root user.
Workaround :

Disable mod_ctrls, or ensure only trusted users can access this feature.


All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.1_rc1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24351

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200702-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6563

OSVDB: 31509

GLSA: 200702-02