Debian alert: New wu-ftpd packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 3:55 AM EDT
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Two vulnerabilities were discovered in wu-ftpd


- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian Security Advisory DSA 457-1 [] Matt Zimmerman March 8th, 2004 - --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package : wu-ftpd Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0148 CAN-2004-0185

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in wu-ftpd:

CAN-2004-0148 - Glenn Stewart discovered that users could bypass the directory access restrictions imposed by the restricted-gid option by changing the permissions on their home directory. On a subsequent login, when access to the user's home directory was denied, wu-ftpd would fall back to the root directory.

CAN-2004-0185 - A buffer overflow existed in wu-ftpd's code which deals with S/key authentication.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.2-3woody4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.2-17.1.

We recommend that you update your wu-ftpd package.

Upgrade Instructions - --------------------

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 - --------------------------------

Source archives: Size/MD5 checksum: 607 ced69dc6017f9afd9ea2e993e5570084 Size/MD5 checksum: 100777 399c02a6d064f2aef676fba75db3964a Size/MD5 checksum: 354784 b3c271f02aadf663b8811d1bff9da3f6

Architecture independent components: Size/MD5 checksum: 3482 ef0f9788eecfa4290bbcea8e259b48e2

Alpha architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 291786 5d9f21b554fc210956d2e46e7e817bc8

ARM architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 265480 0820e29ec495c37629c79018bab2d267

Intel IA-32 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 257234 be096867b80cd54f46e3ce5615886537

Intel IA-64 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 321396 9042bd62637c9a38469681de0711e39a

HP Precision architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 276170 61272ad0cb9bd68cfbe55c1ec68109b1

Motorola 680x0 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 249496 54ac511d90b1082fed2528e412ddd913

Big endian MIPS architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 273044 07acbf48ee5b459af762f48df3c8cf81

Little endian MIPS architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 273172 ca3dd63e1f9340605cdd1bc71bf70698

PowerPC architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 268476 6a8df56549ab599125d5bc627ac0d51d

IBM S/390 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 263268 aa81a92d47b93214ccbedba1e1871e4e

Sun Sparc architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 270514 9f6ddd158ba0cc9bd778ba8dfc3d75db

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

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