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[GLSA-200502-27] gFTP: Directory traversal vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gFTP: Directory traversal vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-27
(gFTP: Directory traversal vulnerability)


gFTP lacks input validation of filenames received by remote
servers.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious FTP
server and conduct a directory traversal attack by making use of
specially crafted filenames. This could lead to arbitrary files being
created or overwritten.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://archives.seul.org/gftp/announce/Feb-2005/msg00000.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0372


Solution:
All gFTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/gftp-2.0.18-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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