Fedora 8 : proftpd-1.3.1-8.fc8 (2009-0195)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35393


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a security issue where an attacker could conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks and execute arbitrary FTP commands. It also fixes some SSL shutdown issues seen with certain clients.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected proftpd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35393

File Name: fedora_2009-0195.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/16

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4242

BID: 31289

FEDORA: 2009-0195

CWE: 352