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|Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:09 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-26 ] GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnera
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability (GLSA 200502-26)
Date: February 18, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
gprostats, distributed with GProFTPD, is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
GProFTPD is a GTK+ administration tool for the ProFTPD server. GProFTPD is distributed with gprostats, a utility to parse ProFTPD transfer logs.
Vulnerable: < 8.1.9
Unaffected: >= 8.1.9
Architectures: All supported architectures
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has identified a format string vulnerability in the gprostats utility.
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by performing a specially crafted FTP transfer, the resulting ProFTPD transfer log could potentially trigger the execution of arbitrary code when parsed by GProFTPD.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/gproftpd-8.1.9"
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