Debian: proftpd running as root, /var symlink removal

    Date06 Mar 2001
    CategoryDebian
    2216
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There are two problems with the version of proftpd that is in Debian 2.2 (potato).
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-032-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    March  7, 2001
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    Package: proftpd
    Vulnerability: proftpd running as root, /var symlink removal
    Debian-specific: yes
    
    The following problems have been reported for the version of proftpd in
    Debian 2.2 (potato):
    
    1. There is a configuration error in the postinst script, when the user
    enters 'yes', when asked if anonymous access should be enabled.
    The postinst script wrongly leaves the 'run as uid/gid root' configuration
    option in /etc/proftpd.conf, and adds a 'run as uid/gid nobody' option that
    has no effect.
    
    2. There is a bug that comes up when /var is a symlink, and proftpd is
    restarted. When stopping proftpd, the /var symlink is removed; when it's
    started again a file named /var is created.
    
    The above problems have been corrected in proftpd-1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1.
    We recommend you upgrade your proftpd package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    -------------------------------------
    
      Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc
      architectures.
    
      Source archives:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: d75281d5332b005efd94ad0ff5ac3f63
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 8ff4de189c0b986ab4496ef7ae6467f4
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/proftpd_1.2.0pre10.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: a1c25e59bb4281e2f83000796dc52388
    
      Alpha architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 2e3d924a93692fc546f76fadf6e35cf7
    
      ARM architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 2e2e9a921f45c6c73f0c0a1ba2c7fb13
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9c0ff3c87e4802316081775fcf80c5d2
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 615709bf8777da7939217cf316c529b7
    
      PowerPC architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1_powerpc.d
    eb
          MD5 checksum: 5a384113e857ba4a0b6bdcfce62ca880
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: c99f335bca49f98867b1a9c473c97edc
    
      These files will be moved into
       ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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    dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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