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New versions of wu-ftpd-academ fixes buffer overflow

Date 13 Dec 1999
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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