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|Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200702-02 ] ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation (GLSA 200702-02)
Date: February 13, 2007
A flaw in ProFTPD may allow a local attacker to obtain root privileges.
ProFTPD is a powerful, configurable, and free FTP daemon.
Vulnerable: < 1.3.1_rc1
Unaffected: >= 1.3.1_rc1
Architectures: All supported architectures
A flaw exists in the mod_ctrls module of ProFTPD, normally used to allow FTP server administrators to configure the daemon at runtime.
An FTP server administrator permitted to interact with mod_ctrls could potentially compromise the ProFTPD process and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the FTP Daemon, which is normally the root user.
Disable mod_ctrls, or ensure only trusted users can access this feature.
All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.1_rc1"