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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:09 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-26 ] GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnera Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability (GLSA 200502-26)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 18, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #81894
ID: 200502-26

Synopsis

gprostats, distributed with GProFTPD, is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

GProFTPD is a GTK+ administration tool for the ProFTPD server. GProFTPD is distributed with gprostats, a utility to parse ProFTPD transfer logs.

Affected Packages

Package: net-ftp/gproftpd
Vulnerable: < 8.1.9
Unaffected: >= 8.1.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has identified a format string vulnerability in the gprostats utility.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/gproftpd-8.1.9"


References

CVE-2005-0484


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