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    Debian: 'gftp' unauthorized information retrieval

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    Version 2.0.6a of gftp displays thepassword in plain text on the screen within the log window when it islogging into an ftp server.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 084-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    https://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October 18th, 2001
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    Package        : gftp
    Vulnerability  : Information Retrieval
    Problem-Type   : local unauthorized Information Retrieval
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Stephane Gaudreault told us that version 2.0.6a of gftp displays the
    password in plain text on the screen within the log window when it is
    logging into an ftp server.  A malicious collegue who is watching the
    screen could gain access to the users shell on the remote machine.
    
    This problem has been fixed by the Security Team in version 2.0.6a-3.2
    for the stable Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gftp package.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/gftp_2.0.6a.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 8eba39ab947712b46756b4e014b72e8c
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 5b0f8f6b09910a413981fc61fb6cf484
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 127b1caeacaf342a6f43cfc995b080d6
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 8df836bc91543dc8387a88e4dd8bbdff
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 443740e7141814de14687e8209202275
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
    
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 674adafc20770c71c53a8b44a4959a25
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 301a2a4597e2d8b01e6ee2b273647632
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: d1a65f1efe034f9462bb7bff35d58d58
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/gftp_2.0.6a-3.2_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 630a9b18ff29b6a21778dd9dff9a7b9d
    
    
      These files will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
      revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  https://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  https://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
    

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