Debian LTS: Security Advisory for proftpd-dfsg (DLA-2115-1)

Published: 2020-02-22 04:00:07
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'proftpd-dfsg' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DLA-2115-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that there was a a use-after-free vulnerability in in the proftpd-dfsg FTP server. Exploitation of this vulnerability within the memory pool handling could have allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Affected Versions:
'proftpd-dfsg' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in proftpd-dfsg version 1.3.5e+r1.3.5-2+deb8u6. We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd-dfsg Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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