Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : lftp vulnerability (USN-984-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that LFTP incorrectly filtered filenames suggested
by Content-Disposition headers. If a user or automated system were
tricked into downloading a file from a malicious site, a remote
attacker could create the file with an arbitrary name, such as a
dotfile, and possibly run arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected lftp package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49141 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2251