Slackware: 2010-357-02: proftpd: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New proftpd packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  proftpd (SSA:2010-357-02)

New proftpd packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0,
13.1, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This update fixes an unbounded copy operation in sql_prepare_where() that
  could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.  However, this only affects
  servers that use the sql_mod module (which Slackware does not ship), and
  in addition the ability to exploit this depends on an SQL injection bug
  that was already fixed in proftpd-1.3.2rc2 (this according to upstream).
  So in theory, this fix should only be of academic interest.
  But in practice, better safe than sorry.
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional 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 -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 11.0 package:
1cf858f9e1eb772644b9e621445c0275  proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
9924b166e5c8b5d7761e0e6a8695771f  proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
251db6dc1bbabf6b943f00573de1824c  proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
5d57c6979152f51de7fce53fb1f930f4  proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
2b80b44e97f397728ee9d798749b185d  proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
14fa80f5ce746a3e180c691023505d60  proftpd-1.3.3d-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
5d8a483e1243dced4da743aac0e8f475  proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
71673c4521a51232479457ce3dcd4bfd  proftpd-1.3.3d-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
2ecee055f345ff486decb28e44a14fdc  n/proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
3a8be2b62423a9714ca59d361a88d8a7  n/proftpd-1.3.3d-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg proftpd-1.3.3d-i486-1_slack13.1.txz


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