PROTOCOL-FTP -- Snort alerted on suspicious use of the FTP protocol. FTP is generally unsafe, as it sends all data in plain text, including passwords. Stolen data may also aggregate via FTP, and malware-infected items are often made available via FTP sharing sites. Malicious FTP attempts are common, such as directory traversal, overflow attempts, FTP probing (for instance, from the SATAN tool), etc.
PROTOCOL-FTP ProFTPD mod_site_misc module directory traversal attempt
Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in the mod_site_misc module in ProFTPD before 1.3.3c allow remote authenticated users to create directories, delete directories, create symlinks, and modify file timestamps via directory traversal sequences in a (1) SITE MKDIR, (2) SITE RMDIR, (3) SITE SYMLINK, or (4) SITE UTIME command.
CVSS base score 7.1
CVSS impact score 10.0
CVSS exploitability score 3.9
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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