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[GLSA-200702-02] ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-02
(ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation)
A flaw exists in the mod_ctrls module of ProFTPD, normally used to
allow FTP server administrators to configure the daemon at runtime.
An FTP server administrator permitted to interact with mod_ctrls could
potentially compromise the ProFTPD process and execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the FTP Daemon, which is normally the root user.
Disable mod_ctrls, or ensure only trusted users can access this
All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.1_rc1"
Threat Level: High
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