Debian: DSA-27671-1: proftpd-dfsg security update

    Date29 Sep 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Kingcope discovered that the mod_sftp and mod_sftp_pam modules of proftpd, a powerful modular FTP/SFTP/FTPS server, are not properly validating input, before making pool allocations. An attacker can use this flaw to conduct denial of service attacks against the system
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2767-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    September 29, 2013                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : proftpd-dfsg
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-4359
    Debian Bug     : 723179
    
    Kingcope discovered that the mod_sftp and mod_sftp_pam modules of
    proftpd, a powerful modular FTP/SFTP/FTPS server, are not properly
    validating input, before making pool allocations. An attacker can
    use this flaw to conduct denial of service attacks against the system
    running proftpd (resource exhaustion).
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.3a-6squeeze7.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.4a-5+deb7u1.
    
    For the testing (jessie) unstable (sid) distributions, this problem will
    be fixed soon.
    
    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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