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[GLSA-200702-02] ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-02
(ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation)


A flaw exists in the mod_ctrls module of ProFTPD, normally used to
permit FTP server administrators to configure the daemon at runtime.

Impact

An FTP server administrator permitted to interact with mod_ctrls could
potentially compromise the ProFTPD process and execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the FTP Daemon, which is normally the root user.

Workaround

Disable mod_ctrls, or ensure only trusted users can access this
feature.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6563


Solution:
All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.1_rc1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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