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Debian: New wu-ftpd packages fix denial of service

Date 04 Apr 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 705-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
April 4th, 2005               
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Package        : wu-ftpd
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CAN-2005-0256 CAN-2003-0854

Several denial of service conditions have been discovered in wu-ftpd,
the popular FTP daemon.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:


    Adam Zabrocki discovered a denial of service condition in wu-ftpd
    that could be exploited by a remote user and cause the server to
    slow down the server by resource exhaustion.


    Georgi Guninski discovered that /bin/ls may be called from within
    wu-ftpd in a way that will result in large memory consumption and
    hence slow down the server.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.6.2-3woody5.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.6.2-19.

We recommend that you upgrade your wu-ftpd 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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      607 78463b3882e0d32102344bb0580e0d98
      Size/MD5 checksum:   101661 967b719c02892c867ad0d6456a5dd47a
      Size/MD5 checksum:   354784 b3c271f02aadf663b8811d1bff9da3f6

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:     3484 cc6ee1aeb156077af311870f095840ab

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   292630 c164f9f2d0ae5d70587ca49ddbe543b4

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   265840 c86cdbc78969f755dce0facce4a1f882

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   255216 504af14aec48191405c08a56845d330b

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   321932 ced4192d937ccedfa5a7ab2e9e77c378

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   276624 4a1b5b6115ed1d93206c9787e8d37038

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   249810 e873e950d3b234a7854ee0e4810783f5

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   273426 364c07d6a21f8aab43b3841ce98df8c6

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   273568 4e51f44342035b6ecafc624b1a6c06f3

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   268816 4072fbbb73bd8013b9a191f3aa7bd778

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   263638 d86fc84ab2974a80fd7407d826d8b003

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   270784 1110401bccc9035cc1b30eb8146aee18

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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