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|Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:56 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-27 ] gFTP: Directory traversal vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: gFTP: Directory traversal vulnerability (GLSA 200502-27)
Date: February 19, 2005
gFTP is vulnerable to directory traversal attacks, possibly leading to the creation or overwriting of arbitrary files.
gFTP is a GNOME based, multi-threaded file transfer client.
Vulnerable: < 2.0.18-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.0.18-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
gFTP lacks input validation of filenames received by remote servers.
An attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious FTP server and conduct a directory traversal attack by making use of specially crafted filenames. This could lead to arbitrary files being created or overwritten.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gFTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/gftp-2.0.18-r1"
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