Debian DSA-3263-1 : proftpd-dfsg - security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 83546


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


Vadim Melihow discovered that in proftpd-dfsg, an FTP server, the mod_copy module allowed unauthenticated users to copy files around on the server, and possibly to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the proftpd-dfsg packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.4a-5+deb7u3.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.5-1.1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 83546

File Name: debian_DSA-3263.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:proftpd-dfsg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/19

Exploitable With


Metasploit (ProFTPD 1.3.5 Mod_Copy Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3306

BID: 74238

DSA: 3263