#VU25595 Use-after-free


Published: 2020-02-25 | Updated: 2020-09-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU25595

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9273

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: ProFTPD

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing data transfer within the alloc_pool() function in pool.c. A remote authenticated attacker can trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

ProFTPD: 1.3.6 - 1.3.7 rc2


CPE

External links
http://github.com/proftpd/proftpd/releases/tag/v1.3.7rc3
http://github.com/proftpd/proftpd/blob/1.3.6/RELEASE_NOTES
http://github.com/proftpd/proftpd/issues/903


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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