#VU30581 NULL pointer dereference

Published: 2019-11-26 | Updated: 2020-09-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU30581

Vulnerability risk: Medium

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19272


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: ProFTPD


The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

An issue was discovered in tls_verify_crl in ProFTPD before 1.3.6. Direct dereference of a NULL pointer (a variable initialized to NULL) leads to a crash when validating the certificate of a client connecting to the server in a TLS client/server mutual-authentication setup.

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Vulnerable software versions

ProFTPD: 1.3.0 - 1.3.5e


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker 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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