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180 Days



This vulnerability is 5 years 4 months and 24 days old and there are presently no exploits available for the it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and while there are presently no publicly known exploits available for it, the vulnerability should be patched within the next three months.



The remote FTP server is affected by an arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability.


Vulnerability Description

The 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 earlier than 1.3.4c. As such, it is potentially affected by a race condition error that does not securely create temporary files related to symlinks and newly created directories. A local, attacker could leverage this issue to overwrite arbitrary files and elevate privileges.

Note that we did not actually test for the flaw but has instead relied on the version in ProFTPD's banner.



Upgrade to 1.3.4c / 1.3.5rc1 or apply the patch from the vendor.


Further Information


CVE References

CVE-2012-6095 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails


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