Debian: Updated i386 proftpd packages fix format string vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 795-2                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                              Michael Stone
September 2, 2005                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : proftpd
Vulnerability  : potential code execution
Problem-Type   : format string error
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2390

infamous42md reported that proftpd suffers from two format string
vulnerabilities. In the first, a user with the ability to create a
directory could trigger the format string error if there is a
proftpd shutdown message configured to use the "%C", "%R", or "%U"
variables. In the second, the error is triggered if mod_sql is used
to retrieve messages from a database and if format strings have been
inserted into the database by a user with permission to do so.

There was a build error for the sarge i386 proftpd packages released
in DSA 795-1. A new build, 1.2.10-15sarge1.0.1, has been prepared to
correct this error. The packages for other architectures are
unaffected.

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

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/proftpd/proftpd_1.2.10-15sarge1.0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   371596 bd3d82221561e281e11d4583ce384b4f
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/proftpd/proftpd-common_1.2.10-15sarge1.0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   189462 05f1c13c671f2576e119bfc316d01814
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/proftpd/proftpd-ldap_1.2.10-15sarge1.0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   381726 b2d469c77fed2de5d35c325226556b02
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/proftpd/proftpd-mysql_1.2.10-15sarge1.0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   397092 ef73f4b69701c8e88454f56887ed5b35
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/proftpd/proftpd-pgsql_1.2.10-15sarge1.0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   396948 42aaaeb976a9395550efc9667aa4ff31

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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