ProFTPD < 1.3.0rc2 Multiple Format Strings

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3113


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and Linux. According to its banner, the version of ProFTPD installed on the remote host suffers from multiple format string vulnerabilities, one involving the 'ftpshut' utility and the other in mod_sql's 'SQLShowInfo' directive. Exploitation of either requires involvement on the part of a site administrator and can lead to information disclosure, denial of service, and even a compromise of the affected system.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3113

Family: FTP Servers

Published: 7/26/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 19302

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:proftpd_project:proftpd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2390, CVE-2006-6563

BID: 21587, 14380, 14381