GLSA 200502-26: GProFTPD: gprostats
Posted on: 02/18/2005 01:11 PM

A GProFTPD security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-26
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability
Date: February 18, 2005
Bugs: #81894
ID: 200502-26

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Synopsis
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gprostats, distributed with GProFTPD, is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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GProFTPD is a GTK+ administration tool for the ProFTPD server. GProFTPD is distributed with gprostats, a utility to parse ProFTPD transfer logs.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-ftp/gproftpd < 8.1.9 >= 8.1.9

Description
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Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has identified a format string vulnerability in the gprostats utility.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by performing a specially crafted FTP transfer, the resulting ProFTPD transfer log could potentially trigger the execution of arbitrary code when parsed by GProFTPD.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/gproftpd-8.1.9"

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-200502-26.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 2005 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.0


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