FreeBSD : proftpd -- Long Command Processing Vulnerability (0f51f2c9-8956-11dd-a6fe-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34256


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

The vulnerability is caused due to the application truncating an overly long FTP command, and improperly interpreting the remainder string as a new FTP command. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary FTP commands with the privileges of another user by e.g.
tricking the user into following malicious link.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34256

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0f51f2c9895611dda6fe0030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

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:freebsd:freebsd:proftpd, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:proftpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:proftpd-mysql, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4242, CVE-2008-4247

Secunia: 31930

CWE: 352