ProFTPd ASCII Newline Character Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1844

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running a version of ProFTPd which seems to be vulnerable to a buffer overflow when a user downloads a malformed ASCII file.
An attacker with upload privileges on this host may abuse this flaw to gain a root shell on this host.

Solution

Upgrade to ProFTPd 1.2.9 or 1.2.8p or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1844

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 1851

Nessus ID: 11849

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 8

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:proftpd_project:proftpd

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0831

BID: 8679