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Debian proftpd 1.2.0 runs as root

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the version of the remote proftpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The following problems have been reported for the version of proftpd in
Debian 2.2 (potato):

1. There is a configuration error in the postinst script, when the user
enters 'yes', when asked if anonymous access should be enabled.
The postinst script wrongly leaves the 'run as uid/gid root'
configuration option in /etc/proftpd.conf, and adds a
'run as uid/gid nobody' option that has no effect.

2. There is a bug that comes up when /var is a symlink, and
proftpd is restarted. When stopping proftpd, the /var
symlink is removed
when it's started again a file named
/var is created.


See also : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-032
Solution : Upgrade your proftpd server to proftpd-1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

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

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