ProFTPD mod_copy Information Disclosure

critical Nessus Plugin ID 84215
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VPR Score: 9


The remote host is running a ProFTPD module that is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of ProFTPD that is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the mod_copy module due to the SITE CPFR and SITE CPTO commands being available to unauthenticated clients. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this flaw to read and write to arbitrary files on any web accessible path on the host.


Upgrade to ProFTPD 1.3.5a / 1.3.6rc1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 84215

File Name: proftpd_1_3_5_info_disc.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 6/16/2015

Updated: 3/27/2020

Dependencies: ftpserver_detect_type_nd_version.nasl, ftp_anonymous.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-3306

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:proftpd:proftpd

Required KB Items: ftp/proftpd

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/7/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2015

Exploitable With


Metasploit (ProFTPD 1.3.5 Mod_Copy Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3306

BID: 74238

EDB-ID: 36742, 36803