Fedora Core 1 Update: lftp (stable)
Posted on: 12/16/2003 07:50 AM

Fedora Update Notification

Name : lftp
Version : 2.6.10
Release : 1
Summary : A sophisticated file transfer program
Description :
LFTP is a sophisticated ftp/http file transfer program. Like bash, it has job control and uses the readline library for input. It has bookmarks, built-in mirroring, and can transfer several files in parallel. It is designed with reliability in mind.


Update Information:

Ulf Härnhammar found a remotely-triggerable buffer overflow in lftp.

An attacker could create a carefully crafted directory on a website such that, if a user connects to that directory using the lftp client and subsequently issues a 'ls' or 'rels' command, the attacker could execute arbitrary code on the users machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0963 to this issue.

Users of lftp are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which upgrade lftp to a version which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Härnhammar for discovering and alerting us to this issue.


* Fri Dec 12 2003 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin redhat com> 2.6.10-1

- update to 2.6.10, which folds in the previous patches
- configure with --with-debug so that we get useful debug info

* Tue Dec 09 2003 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin redhat com> 2.6.9-1

- include patch based on patch from Ulf Härnhammar to fix unsafe use of
sscanf when reading http directory listings (CAN-2003-0963)
- include patch based on patch from Ulf Härnhammar to fix compile warnings
modified based on input from Solar Designer

* Mon Dec 08 2003 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin redhat com>

- update to 2.6.9

This update can be downloaded from:

b36e31c19e088ee086afc9c42dacd471 SRPMS/lftp-2.6.10-1.src.rpm
1a6ab3a0b3df685cc1354bf4740a7201 i386/lftp-2.6.10-1.i386.rpm
7c70562d0c91db1b15d21d0f56f32ea0 i386/debug/lftp-debuginfo-2.6.10-1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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