Fedora 7 : proftpd-1.3.1-2.fc7 (2007-2613)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27781


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


The Auth API in ProFTPD before 20070417, when multiple simultaneous authentication modules are configured, does not require that the module that checks authentication is the same as the module that retrieves authentication data, which might allow remote attackers to bypass authentication, as demonstrated by use of SQLAuthTypes Plaintext in mod_sql, with data retrieved from /etc/passwd.

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27781

File Name: fedora_2007-2613.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:proftpd, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:proftpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:proftpd-ldap, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:proftpd-mysql, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:proftpd-postgresql, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2165

BID: 23546

FEDORA: 2007-2613