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Debian: New proftpd packages fix format string vulnerability

Date 01 Sep 2005
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 795-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                              Michael Stone
September 1st, 2005           
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Package        : proftpd
Vulnerability  : potential code execution
Problem-Type   : format string error
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2390

infamous42md reported that proftpd suffers from two format string
vulnerabilities. In the first, a user with the ability to create a
directory could trigger the format string error if there is a
proftpd shutdown message configured to use the "%C", "%R", or "%U"
variables. In the second, the error is triggered if mod_sql is used
to retrieve messages from a database and if format strings have been
inserted into the database by a user with permission to do so.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.10-15sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.10-20.

We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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 3.1 alias sarge
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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