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VSFTPD v2.3.4 Backdoor Command Execution

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VSFTPD v2.3.4 Backdoor Command Execution

Disclosed
07/03/2011
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a malicious backdoor that was added to the VSFTPD download archive. This backdoor was introduced into the vsftpd-2.3.4.tar.gz archive between June 30th 2011 and July 1st 2011 according to the most recent information available. This backdoor was removed on July 3rd 2011.

Author(s)

  • hdm <x@hdm.io>
  • MC <mc@metasploit.com>

Platform

Unix

Architectures

cmd

Development

References

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/vsftpd_234_backdoor
msf exploit(vsftpd_234_backdoor) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(vsftpd_234_backdoor) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(vsftpd_234_backdoor) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(vsftpd_234_backdoor) > exploit

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