[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2006:217-2 ] - Updated proftpd packages fix vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/24/2007 12:25 AM
The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:
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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:217-2
Package : proftpd
Date : January 23, 2007
Affected: Corporate 3.0
A stack-based buffer overflow in the sreplace function in ProFTPD 1.3.0
and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, as
demonstrated by vd_proftpd.pm, a "ProFTPD remote exploit."
Buffer overflow in the tls_x509_name_oneline function in the mod_tls
module, as used in ProFTPD 1.3.0a and earlier, and possibly other
products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large
data length argument, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-5815.
ProFTPD 1.3.0a and earlier does not properly set the buffer size limit
when CommandBufferSize is specified in the configuration file, which
leads to an off-by-two buffer underflow. NOTE: in November 2006, the
role of CommandBufferSize was originally associated with CVE-2006-5815,
but this was an error stemming from an initial vague disclosure. NOTE:
ProFTPD developers dispute this issue, saying that the relevant memory
location is overwritten by assignment before further use within the
affected function, so this is not a vulnerability. (CVE-2006-6171)
Packages have been patched to correct these issues.
The update for the Corporate 3.0 platforms had a bad patch for
CVE-2006-5815, which prevented some clients from being able to use the
server. This update corrects this issue.
To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98
You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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