ProFTPD Command Truncation Cross-Site Request Forgery

medium Nessus Plugin ID 34265
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The remote FTP server is prone to a cross-site request forgery attack.


The remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and Linux.

The version of ProFTPD running on the remote host splits an overly long FTP command into a series of shorter ones and executes each in turn. If an attacker can trick a ProFTPD administrator into accessing a specially-formatted HTML link, arbitrary FTP commands could be executed in the context of the affected application with the administrator's privileges.


Apply the patch included in the bug report or upgrade to the latest version in CVS.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34265

File Name: proftpd_cmd_truncation_csrf.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 9/23/2008

Updated: 3/27/2020

Dependencies: ftpserver_detect_type_nd_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-4242


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:proftpd:proftpd

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4242

BID: 31289

CWE: 352