ProFTPd ASCII Newline Character Overflow
High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1844
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to ProFTPd 1.2.9 or 1.2.8p or higher.