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proftpd 1.2.0rc2 format string vuln

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the version of the remote proftpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote ProFTPd server is as old or older than 1.2.0rc2

There is a very hard to exploit format string vulnerability in
this version, which may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary
code on this host.

The vulnerability is believed to be nearly impossible to exploit
though

Solution : Upgrade to a newer version
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 6781

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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