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Mandriva: Updated proftpd packages fix vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A stack-based buffer overflow in the sreplace function in ProFTPD 1.3.0 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, as demonstrated by, a "ProFTPD remote exploit."
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                       MDKSA-2006:217-2
 Package : proftpd
 Date    : January 23, 2007
 Affected: Corporate 3.0
 Problem Description:
 A stack-based buffer overflow in the sreplace function in ProFTPD 1.3.0
 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, as
 demonstrated by, a "ProFTPD remote exploit."

 Buffer overflow in the tls_x509_name_oneline function in the mod_tls
 module, as used in ProFTPD 1.3.0a and earlier, and possibly other
 products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large
 data length argument, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-5815.

 ProFTPD 1.3.0a and earlier does not properly set the buffer size limit
 when CommandBufferSize is specified in the configuration file, which
 leads to an off-by-two buffer underflow.  NOTE: in November 2006, the
 role of CommandBufferSize was originally associated with CVE-2006-5815,
 but this was an error stemming from an initial vague disclosure. NOTE:
 ProFTPD developers dispute this issue, saying that the relevant memory
 location is overwritten by assignment before further use within the
 affected function, so this is not a vulnerability. (CVE-2006-6171)

 Packages have been patched to correct these issues.


 The update for the Corporate 3.0 platforms had a bad patch for
 CVE-2006-5815, which prevented some clients from being able to use the
 server. This update corrects this issue.

 Updated Packages:
 Corporate 3.0:
 98a60448e690842a0afe6cb50925ceeb  corporate/3.0/i586/proftpd-1.2.9-3.7.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 9aee57777e7d355fa8b730a79f4a58df  corporate/3.0/i586/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.9-3.7.C30mdk.i586.rpm 
 1cf5d2e63700ee924b0346bdd72505d9  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.9-3.7.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 a3baa6cdea37f84a99c24b4c3c681ca6  corporate/3.0/x86_64/proftpd-1.2.9-3.7.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
 de981e7a4a3eec5371a31079c50d5c17  corporate/3.0/x86_64/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.9-3.7.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm 
 1cf5d2e63700ee924b0346bdd72505d9  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.9-3.7.C30mdk.src.rpm

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

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

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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