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ProFTPD ASCII translation bug resulting in remote root compromise

Affected packages
proftpd < 1.2.8_1


VuXML ID cf0fb426-3f96-11d8-b096-0020ed76ef5a
Discovery 2003-09-23
Entry 2004-01-05

A buffer overflow exists in the ProFTPD code that handles translation of newline characters during ASCII-mode file uploads. An attacker may exploit this buffer overflow by uploading a specially crafted file, resulting in code execution and ultimately a remote root compromise.


CVE Name CVE-2003-0831