GLSA-200502-27 : gFTP: Directory traversal vulnerability

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 :

An attacker 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.

See also :

http://archives.seul.org/gftp/announce/Feb-2005/msg00000.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-27.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17153 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-27.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0372