Debian: 'gftp' vulnerability
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Debian The gftp package as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has a problem in its logging code.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-055-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
May  8, 2001

Package        : gftp
Problem type   : printf format attack
Debian-specific: no

The gftp package as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has a problem
in its logging code: it logged data received from the network but it did
not protect itself from printf format attacks. An attacker can use this
by making a FTP server return special responses that exploit this.

This has been fixed in version 2.0.6a-3.1, and we recommend that you
upgrade your gftp package.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 23df5107a21eaa36b3dcc50367bd3b46
      MD5 checksum: b99704d17c10b1f2bbbb80d430b55d21
      MD5 checksum: 8eba39ab947712b46756b4e014b72e8c

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 7df9efccb67296eb2df1e070e66add80

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2d701b8c6c4f5e05ca8664a65cf2e8d3

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 71b547eec5c5e24f9dca56882b5fbf8a

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 4f824249dd40ed70ba3f373cbad1a790

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 12d5e7b0b433d9eeefef48c31786ee83

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c0de4c7a87d2dbb153bc6a67530ac0cc

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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