GLSA-200903-27 : ProFTPD: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 35917


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-27 (ProFTPD: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The following vulnerabilities were reported:
Percent characters in the username are not properly handled, which introduces a single quote character during variable substitution by mod_sql (CVE-2009-0542).
Some invalid, encoded multibyte characters are not properly handled in mod_sql_mysql and mod_sql_postgres when NLS support is enabled (CVE-2009-0543).
Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to the server, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary SQL statements.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35917

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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: 2009/03/12

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0542, CVE-2009-0543

BID: 33722

OSVDB: 51953, 51954

GLSA: 200903-27

CWE: 89