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[GLSA-200502-26] GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-26
(GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability)


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

Impact

A possible hacker 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

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All GProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/gproftpd-8.1.9"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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