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Vulnerability Assessment Details
glFTPd: Local buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-27
(glFTPd: Local buffer overflow vulnerability)
The glFTPd server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the 'dupescan'
program. This vulnerability is due to an unsafe strcpy() call which can
cause the program to crash when a large argument is passed.
A local user with malicious intent can pass a parameter to the dupescan
program that exceeds the size of the buffer, causing it to overflow. This
can lead the program to crash, and potentially permit arbitrary code
execution with the permissions of the user running glFTPd, which could be
the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All glFTPd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-ftp/glftpd-1.32-r1"
# emerge ">=net-ftp/glftpd-1.32-r1"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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