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Mandrake: proftpd Access control escape vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake CIDR ACLs in version 1.2.9 allow access even to files and directories that are otherwise specifically denied.

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           proftpd
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:041
 Date:                   April 30th, 2004

 Affected versions:	 10.0

 Problem Description:

 A portability workaround that was applied in version 1.2.9 of the
 ProFTPD FTP server caused CIDR based ACL entries in "Allow" and "Deny"
 directives to act like an "AllowAll" directive.  This granted FTP
 clients access to files and directories that the server configuration
 may have been explicitly denying.
 This problem only exists in version 1.2.9 and has been fixed upstream.
 A patch has been applied to correct the problem.


 Updated Packages:
 Mandrakelinux 10.0:
 101925465015f7306e3fcf42db6c6c9b  10.0/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.9-3.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
 f528f42bb43e0f8cdcb8d6bb43b8c072  10.0/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.9-3.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
 55c01dbc795e68adde5714b6ebef1c38  10.0/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.9-3.1.100mdk.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 Mandrakelinux 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 Mandrakelinux 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

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