GLSA 200405-09: ProFTPD
Posted on: 05/19/2004 10:28 AM

A ProFTPD update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200405-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: ProFTPD Access Control List bypass vulnerability
Date: May 19, 2004
Bugs: #49496
ID: 200405-09

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Synopsis
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Version 1.2.9 of ProFTPD introduced a vulnerability that causes CIDR-based Access Control Lists (ACLs) to be treated as "AllowAll", thereby allowing remote users full access to files available to the FTP daemon.

Background
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ProFTPD is an FTP daemon.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-ftp/proftpd == 1.2.9-r1 >= 1.2.9-r2
1 net-ftp/proftpd == 1.2.9 >= 1.2.9-r2

Description
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ProFTPD 1.2.9 introduced a vulnerability that allows CIDR-based ACLs (such as 10.0.0.1/24) to be bypassed. The CIDR ACLs are disregarded, with the net effect being similar to an "AllowAll" directive.

Impact
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This vulnerability may allow unauthorized files, including critical system files to be downloaded and/or modified, thereby allowing a potential remote compromise of the server.

Workaround
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Users may work around the problem by avoiding use of CIDR-based ACLs.

Resolution
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ProFTPD users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of the package:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-ftp/proftpd-1.2.9-r2"
# emerge ">=net-ftp/proftpd-1.2.9-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0432
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0432

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-09.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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