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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote FTP server is affected by a code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and Linux.
According to its banner, the version of ProFTPD installed on the remote host is earlier than 1.3.3g or 1.3.4. As such, it is potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability due to how the server manages the response pool that is used to send responses from the server to the client. A remote, authenticated attacker could leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the remote host, subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.
Note that Nessus did not actually test for the flaw but instead has relied on the version in ProFTPD's banner.
SolutionUpgrade to ProFTPD version 1.3.3g / 1.3.4 or later.