Debian alert: proftp runs as root, /var symlink removal

Posted by dave on Mar 6, 2001 4:34 PM EDT
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The following problems have been reported for the version of proftpd in Debian 2.2 (potato):


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-032-1                                  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
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  Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: d75281d5332b005efd94ad0ff5ac3f63
      MD5 checksum: 8ff4de189c0b986ab4496ef7ae6467f4
      MD5 checksum: a1c25e59bb4281e2f83000796dc52388

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2e3d924a93692fc546f76fadf6e35cf7

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2e2e9a921f45c6c73f0c0a1ba2c7fb13

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 9c0ff3c87e4802316081775fcf80c5d2

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 615709bf8777da7939217cf316c529b7

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 5a384113e857ba4a0b6bdcfce62ca880

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c99f335bca49f98867b1a9c473c97edc

  These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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