#VU20007 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2019-08-08 | Updated: 2020-09-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU20007

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-7418

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
ProFTPD
Server applications / File servers (FTP/HTTP)

Vendor: ProFTPD

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to access sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect implementation of the AllowChrootSymlinks option that checks only the last path component when enforcing it. A local user with ability to manage own FTP home directory can create a specially crafted symbolic link and gain unauthorized access to the filesystem.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

ProFTPD: 1.3.0 - 1.3.6 rc4


CPE

External links
http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4295
http://github.com/proftpd/proftpd/commit/ecff21e0d0e84f35c299ef91d7fda088e516d4ed
http://github.com/proftpd/proftpd/commit/f59593e6ff730b832dbe8754916cb5c821db579f
http://github.com/proftpd/proftpd/pull/444/commits/349addc3be4fcdad9bd4ec01ad1ccd916c898ed8


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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