Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Debian Local Security Checks >> [DSA795] DSA-795-2 proftpd


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA795] DSA-795-2 proftpd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-795-2 proftpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

infamous42md reported that proftpd suffers from two format string
vulnerabilities. In the first, a user with the ability to create a
directory could trigger the format string error if there is a
proftpd shutdown message configured to use the "%C", "%R", or "%U"
variables. In the second, the error is triggered if mod_sql is used
to retrieve messages from a database and if format strings have been
inserted into the database by a user with permission to do so.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these
vulnerabilities.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.10-15sarge1. There was an error in the packages originally
prepared for i386, which was corrected in 1.2.10-15sarge1.0.1 for i386.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.10-20.
We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-795
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Latest KNOPPIX LINUX Operating system PC repair Bootable live system Windows USB
$19.99
Latest KNOPPIX LINUX Operating system PC repair Bootable live system Windows USB pictureKnoppix 7.2.0 Live Linux Bootable Startup CD (Runs form CD) +Free Retro Linux CD
$11.95
Knoppix 7.2.0 Live Linux Bootable Startup CD (Runs form CD) +Free Retro Linux CD pictureKNOPPIX LINUX - NEW v8.1 Live DVD & 16GB USB Flash Drive with Persistence
$17.99
KNOPPIX LINUX - NEW v8.1 Live DVD & 16GB USB Flash Drive with Persistence pictureKnoppix Linux Live USB 32 64 bit Debian GNU Apache MySQL w/setup guide
$8.0
Knoppix Linux Live USB 32 64 bit Debian GNU Apache MySQL w/setup guide picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.