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[GLSA-200511-11] linux-ftpd-ssl: Remote buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
linux-ftpd-ssl: Remote buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-11
(linux-ftpd-ssl: Remote buffer overflow)


A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the
linux-ftpd-ssl package. A command that generates an excessively long
response from the server may overrun a stack buffer.

Impact

A possible hacker that has permission to create directories that are
accessible via the FTP server could exploit this vulnerability.
Successful exploitation would execute arbitrary code on the local
machine with root rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3524


Solution:
All ftpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/ftpd-0.17-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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