ProFTPd RCE

By
Sooraj V Nair
Published on
01 Oct 2021
Vulnerability

The open-source FTP server program ProFTPd was exposed to an unauthorized file copying vulnerability, which is caused by the mod_copy module in ProFTPd. The mod_copy module of ProFTPd was originally used for file copy operations, but in the vulnerable version, the relevant command operations of the mod_copy module did not set access authorization verification, resulting in any client being able to copy any file in the system through a specific command.

Impact:

Attackers can use this vulnerability to obtain system-sensitive files, obtain server permissions, and so on.

Mitigation / Precaution

In order to patch this vulnerability, we suggest you update ProFTPd to the latest version.

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Written by
Sooraj V Nair
Sooraj V Nair
Cyber Security Engineer
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