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Mandrake: proftpd Root access vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A vulnerability was discovered by X-Force Research at ISS in ProFTPD's handling of ASCII translation. An attacker, by downloading a carefully crafted file, can remotely exploit this bug to create a root shell.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           proftpd
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:095-1
 Date:                   December 31st, 2003
 Original Advisory Date: September 26th, 2003
 Affected versions:	 9.1, 9.2

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered by X-Force Research at ISS in ProFTPD's
 handling of ASCII translation.  An attacker, by downloading a carefully
 crafted file, can remotely exploit this bug to create a root shell.
 The ProFTPD team encourages all users to upgrade to version 1.2.7 or
 higher.  The problematic code first appeared in ProFTPD 1.2.7rc1, and
 the provided packages are all patched by the ProFTPD team to protect
 against this vulnerability.

 The previous update had a bug where the new packages would terminate
 with a SIGNAL 11 when the command "NLST -alL" was performed in
 certain cases, such as if the size of the output of the command was
 greater than 1024 bytes.
 These updated packages have a fix applied to prevent this crash.


 Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 986257995c1d51896466b4f7e00845e4  9.1/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 2d5a537ca3e78399de428bb8ecace8de  9.1/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.8-1.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 16e30f6aebccc65af15f5a5a306a3796  9.1/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 2b2a2063166a572d4d31cb3e3d056c67  ppc/9.1/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 9d0ecbc3a8a8c815213503c9e1f01c4d  ppc/9.1/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.8-1.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 16e30f6aebccc65af15f5a5a306a3796  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 617b0c84327b2afbd6675e6acaa7bbcd  9.2/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-5.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 ddabaf53095a796e651a9e01d086233d  9.2/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.8-5.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 0b5d0c9796ab76e543870a6d6e6eb9ea  9.2/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-5.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2/AMD64:
 fa8be3631de1d31611fa2c495300d1b8  amd64/9.2/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-5.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 b9ef046d841cf664bfa6799446f2989d  amd64/9.2/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.8-5.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 0b5d0c9796ab76e543870a6d6e6eb9ea  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-5.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

 All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

 MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
 anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)


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