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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ProFTPd ASCII upload overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the remote ProFTPD version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

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.

A possible hacker with upload rights on this host may abuse this
flaw to gain a root shell on this host.

*** The author of ProFTPD did not increase the version number
*** of his product when fixing this issue, so it might be false
*** positive.

Solution : Upgrade to ProFTPD 1.2.9 when available or to 1.2.8p
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8679

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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