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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   PurePostPro Vendors:   Garner, Peter
PurePostPro Script Add-on for PureFTPd and MySQL Allows Remote Users to Execute SQL Commands on the Server
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1002993
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 16 2001
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2; possibly prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PurePostPro, a third party Perl-based script add-on for the PureFTPd server. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary commands on the SQL server.

PurePostPro reportedly fails to properly validate user-supplied input. As a result, a user can supply a certain file name containing SQL commands that may cause arbitrary SQL commands to be executed by the MySQL server.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary SQL commands on the MySQL server.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fix (version 1.3, released on 12/12/2001).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  PurePostPro flaw


  Peter Garner

An add-on for pureFTPd.  PurePostPro is a Perl/MySQL script that enables
user uploads to be managed more easily. New uploads are logged in a
MySQL database, and duplicate files are tracked using MD5 checksums.

Version History

 Version: 1.3 12/12/2001
   Added quoting to upload filename to get round potential security hole


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