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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5815

Stack-based buffer overflow in the sreplace function in ProFTPD 1.3.0 and earlier allows remote attackers, probably authenticated, to cause a denial of service and execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated by, a "ProFTPD remote exploit."
Publish Date : 2006-11-08 Last Update Date : 2018-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5815

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Proftpd Project Proftpd 1.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Proftpd Project Proftpd 1

- References For CVE-2006-5815
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-335-02
XF proftpd-code-execution(30147) CONFIRM
TRUSTIX 2006-0070
VUPEN ADV-2006-4451
TRUSTIX 2006-0066
BID 20992 ProFTPD SReplace Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2007-11-15
BUGTRAQ 20061127 CVE-2006-5815: remote code execution in ProFTPD
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.035
GENTOO GLSA-200611-26

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5815

ProFTPD 1.2 - 1.3.0 sreplace Buffer Overflow (Linux)
This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in versions 1.2 through 1.3.0 of ProFTPD server. The vulnerability is within the "sreplace" function within the "src/support.c" file. The off-by-one heap overflow bug in the ProFTPD sreplace function has been discovered about 2 (two) years ago by Evgeny Legerov. We tried to exploit this off-by-one bug via MKD command, but failed. We did not work on this bug since then. Actually, there are exists at least two bugs in sreplace function, one is the mentioned off-by-one heap overflow bug the other is a stack-based buffer overflow via 'sstrncpy(dst,src,negative argument)'. We were unable to reach the "sreplace" stack bug on ProFTPD 1.2.10 stable version, but the version 1.3.0rc3 introduced some interesting changes, among them: 1. another (integer) overflow in sreplace! 2. now it is possible to reach sreplace stack-based buffer overflow bug via the "pr_display_file" function! 3. stupid '.message' file display bug So we decided to choose ProFTPD 1.3.0 as a target for our exploit. To reach the bug, you need to upload a specially created .message file to a writeable directory, then do "CWD <writeable directory>" to trigger the invocation of sreplace function. Note that ProFTPD 1.3.0rc3 has introduced a stupid bug: to display '.message' file you also have to upload a file named '250'. ProFTPD 1.3.0 fixes this bug. The exploit is a part of VulnDisco Pack since Dec 2005.
Module type : exploit Rank : great Platforms : Linux

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