RHEL 2.1 : wu-ftpd (RHSA-2004:096)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated wu-ftpd package that fixes two security issues is now
available.

The wu-ftpd package contains the Washington University FTP (File
Transfer Protocol) server daemon. FTP is a method of transferring
files between machines.

Glenn Stewart discovered a flaw in wu-ftpd. When configured with
'restricted-gid home', an authorized user could use this flaw to
circumvent the configured home directory restriction by using chmod.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0148 to this issue.

Michael Hendrickx found a flaw in the S/Key login handling. On servers
using S/Key authentication, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer
and potentially execute arbitrary code.

Users of wu-ftpd are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported security patches and is not vulnerable to these
issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-1329.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0148.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0185.html
http://www.securiteam.com/unixfocus/6X00Q1P8KC.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-096.html

Solution :

Update the affected wu-ftpd package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12475 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1329
CVE-2004-0148
CVE-2004-0185