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[GLSA-200405-09] ProFTPD Access Control List bypass vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ProFTPD Access Control List bypass vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-09
(ProFTPD Access Control List bypass vulnerability)


ProFTPD 1.2.9 introduced a vulnerability that permits 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

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

Workaround

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

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0432


Solution:
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"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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