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Vulnerability Assessment Details

proftpd mod_sql injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Performs a SQL insertion

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote FTP server is vulnerable to a SQL injection when
it processes the USER command.

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to log into the remote host
as any user.

Solution : If the remote server is ProFTPd, upgrade to ProFTPD 1.2.10 when
available, or switch the SQL backend to PostgreSQL.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7974

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

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