GLSA 200407-04 - Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS
Posted on: 07/04/2004 04:09 PM

A Pure-FTPD update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Pure-FTPd: Potential DoS when maximum connections is reached
Date: July 04, 2004
Bugs: #54590
ID: 200407-04

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Synopsis
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Pure-FTPd contains a bug potentially allowing a Denial of Service attack when the maximum number of connections is reached.

Background
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Pure-FTPd is a fast, production-quality and standards-compliant FTP server.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-ftp/pure-ftpd <= 1.0.18 >= 1.0.18-r1

Description
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Pure-FTPd contains a bug in the accept_client function handling the setup of new connections.

Impact
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When the maximum number of connections is reached an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service attack.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.

Resolution
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All Pure-FTPd users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1"
# emerge ">=net-ftp/pure-ftpd-1.0.18-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] Pure-FTPd website
http://www.pureftpd.org

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-200407-04.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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