Fedora 12 : proftpd-1.3.2c-1.fc12 (2009-13250)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43604


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update addresses CVE-2009-3555 (SSL/TLS renegotiation vulnerability), mitigating the problem by refusing all client-initiated SSL/TLS session renegotiations. This update to the latest maintenance release also fixes a number of bugs recorded in the proftpd bug tracker: - SSL/TLS renegotiation vulnerability (CVE-2009-3555, bug 3324) - Failed database transaction can cause mod_quotatab to loop (bug 3228) - Segfault in mod_wrap (bug 3332) - <Directory> sections can have <Limit> problems (bug 3337) - mod_wrap2 segfaults when a valid user retries the USER command (bug 3341) - mod_auth_file handles 'getgroups' request incorrectly (bug 3347) - Segfault caused by scrubbing zero- length portion of memory (bug 3350) Finally, the behaviour of the MLSD FTP command (used in many modern FTP clients to list directories) is fixed for the case when the FTP server's configuration disallows its usage (using a <Limit> clause) in some but not all places (#544002).

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: 43604

File Name: fedora_2009-13250.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/28/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:proftpd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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: 12/16/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555

BID: 36804, 36935

FEDORA: 2009-13250

CWE: 310