Debian: DSA-2606-1: proftpd-dfsg security update

    Date13 Jan 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It has been discovered that in ProFTPd, an FTP server, an attacker on the same physical host as the server may be able to perform a symlink attack allowing to elevate privileges in some configurations.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2606-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    January 13, 2013                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : proftpd-dfsg
    Vulnerability  : symlink race
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-6095
    Debian Bug     : 697524
    
    It has been discovered that in ProFTPd, an FTP server, an attacker on
    the same physical host as the server may be able to perform a symlink
    attack allowing to elevate privileges in some configurations.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.3a-6squeeze5.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.4a-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd-dfsg packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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