FreeBSD : proftpd -- arbitrary code execution vulnerability with chroot (022a4c77-2da4-11e1-b356-00215c6a37bb)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57402


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The FreeBSD security advisory FreeBSD-SA-11:07.chroot reports :

If ftpd is configured to place a user in a chroot environment, then an attacker who can log in as that user may be able to run arbitrary code(...).

Proftpd shares the same problem of a similar nature.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57402

File Name: freebsd_pkg_022a4c772da411e1b35600215c6a37bb.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/12/27

Modified: 2013/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/11/30

Reference Information

OSVDB: 77528

FreeBSD: SA-11:07.chroot