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ProFTPD Compromised Source Packages Backdoor Security Issue

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Release Date:  2010-12-02    Last Update:  2011-02-16    Views:  3,538

Secunia Advisory SA42449

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


A security issue has been reported in ProFTPD, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The security issue is caused due to the distribution of compromised ProFTPD 1.3.3c source code packages via the project's main FTP server and all of the mirror servers, which contain a backdoor allowing remote root access.

The compromised files were distributed from November 28th 2010 to December 2nd 2010 and on November 16th 2010 between 08:00 UTC and 13:00 UTC.


Solution:
Check and validate your copy of the source code.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Daniel Austin for reporting the modification of the source code.

Original Advisory:
http://www.proftpd.org/index.html
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_name=alpine.DEB.2.00.1012011542220.12930%40familiar.castaglia.org

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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