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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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 :

An attacker 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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17145 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0484