FreeBSD : ProFTPD ASCII translation bug resulting in remote root compromise (cf0fb426-3f96-11d8-b096-0020ed76ef5a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37015


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A buffer overflow exists in the ProFTPD code that handles translation of newline characters during ASCII-mode file uploads. An attacker may exploit this buffer overflow by uploading a specially crafted file, resulting in code execution and ultimately a remote root compromise.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37015

File Name: freebsd_pkg_cf0fb4263f9611d8b0960020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:proftpd, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0831

CWE: 119