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Slackware: 2012-041-05: vsftpd: Security Update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New vsftpd packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to work around a vulnerability in glibc. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  vsftpd (SSA:2012-041-05)

New vsftpd packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0,
13.1, 13.37, and -current to work around a vulnerability in glibc.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack13.37.txz:  Upgraded.
  Minor version bump, this also works around a hard to trigger heap overflow
  in glibc (glibc zoneinfo caching vuln).  For there to be any possibility
  to trigger the glibc bug within vsftpd, the non-default option
  "chroot_local_user" must be set in /etc/vsftpd.conf.
  Considered 1) low severity (hard to exploit) and 2) not a vsftpd bug :-)
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 11.0 package:
57e7a8e7249e5f7ff256e5089204c1b3  vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
f8e31f944896414466de6bf67b4ce6e4  vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
e01a5f12f75d2c973a252dee7ccfb90e  vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
035bf8ca7f57e9b87cbe1d23bbfa448f  vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
4d076b4ab6a1540819ac95daaec66b96  vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
aa9be4d90e86c4a12b19c4145e7dbfd9  vsftpd-2.3.5-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
496775bb9c50507fd92beb99dd189283  vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
3b15394f16c65c7998032a0e5ffb5dd2  vsftpd-2.3.5-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
5774d8e93d9af86cf6caa8561205da5d  vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
a0f2af29cb0c3fb1fc906a3e1bd15fdf  vsftpd-2.3.5-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
e30ad11db30ef7d745ec15b3d5e6d9b2  n/vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
0d2e9323eec38bd7dc7bc55ef2dd3639  n/vsftpd-2.3.5-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg vsftpd-2.3.5-i486-1_slack13.37.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team
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