This vulnerability is 8 years 2 months and 6 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.
SynopsisThe remote FTP server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability DescriptionThe remote host is using ProFTPD, a free FTP server for Unix and Linux.
According to its banner, the version of ProFTPD installed on the remote host is earlier than 1.3.3c. Such versions are reportedly affected by the following vulnerabilities:
When ProFTPD is compiled with 'mod_site_misc' and a directory is writable, a user can use 'mod_site_misc' to create or delete a directory outside the writable directory, create a symlink located outside the writable directory, or change the time of a file located outside the writable directory. (Bug #3519)
A stack-based buffer overflow exists in the server's 'pr_netio_telnet_gets()' function, which can be triggered by when reading user input containing a TELNET_IAC escape sequence. (Bug #3521)
Note that we did not actually test for the flaws but instead has relied on the version in ProFTPD's banner so this may be a false positive.
SolutionUpgrade to ProFTPD version 1.3.3c or later.
CVE ReferencesCVE-2012-6095 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2011-1137 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2010-4652 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2010-4221 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2010-3867 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2009-3639 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
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