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ProFTPD-1.3.3c Backdoor Command Execution

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ProFTPD-1.3.3c Backdoor Command Execution

Disclosed
12/02/2010
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a malicious backdoor that was added to the ProFTPD download archive. This backdoor was present in the proftpd-1.3.3c.tar.[bz2|gz] archive between November 28th 2010 and 2nd December 2010.

Author(s)

  • MC <mc@metasploit.com>
  • darkharper2

Platform

Unix

Architectures

cmd

Development

References

  • OSVDB-69562
  • BID-45150

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/unix/ftp/proftpd_133c_backdoor
msf exploit(proftpd_133c_backdoor) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(proftpd_133c_backdoor) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(proftpd_133c_backdoor) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(proftpd_133c_backdoor) > exploit

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