New versions of wu-ftpd-academ fixes buffer overflow

    Date13 Dec 1999
    CategoryDebian
    4114
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    We have received reports that the wu-ftpd-academ package as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. Using this vulnerability, known as palmetto, it is possible to gain shell access or otherwise circumvent normal login access and logging mechanisms.
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    Subject: [SECURITY] New versions of wu-ftpd-academ fixes buffer overflow
    
    We have received reports that the wu-ftpd-academ package as distributed
    in Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. Using this
    vulnerability, known as palmetto, it is possible to gain shell access or
    otherwise circumvent normal login access and logging mechanisms.
    
    This has been fixed in version 2.4.2.16-12.2 .
    
    We recommend you upgrade your wu-ftpd-academ package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 alias hamm
    - -------------------------------
    
      This version of Debian was released only for the Intel and the
      Motorola 680x0 architecture.
    
      Source archives:
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/sourc
    e/net/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16.orig.tar.gz
    	  MD5 checksum: 1b636fbfb3a5417886cc4265cca0fc5f
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
    updates/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: c51d3661904daac81b4c7bbe90ebe79f
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/wu-
    ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2.dsc
          MD5 checksum: bc3bcb012fc251a88fe604dc71669e70
    
      Intel architecture:
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
    updates/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 4739c56cfc1decebb462e5030784a75a
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
    updates/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9302526c8c6368f87e805e943ce66875 
    
    
      These files will be moved into
      ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/hamm/*/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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