Fedora 14 : proftpd-1.3.3e-1.fc14 (2011-5040)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53459


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update, to the current upstream maintenance release, fixes a large number of bugs (see NEWS for details), and also a couple of security issues :

- Plaintext command injection vulnerability in FTPS implementation (i.e. mod_tls). See http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3624 for details.

- CVE-2011-1137 (badly formed SSH messages cause DoS). See http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3586 for details.

Other highlights include :

- Display messages work properly again.

- Performance improvements, especially during server startup/restarts.

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: 53459

File Name: fedora_2011-5040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/04/18

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:proftpd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:14

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1137

OSVDB: 70868

FEDORA: 2011-5040