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

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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-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 :

An attacker 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 privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200511-11.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20198 (gentoo_GLSA-200511-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3524