RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : vsftpd (RHSA-2011:0337)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated vsftpd package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

vsftpd (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) daemon) is a secure
FTP server for Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems.

A flaw was discovered in the way vsftpd processed file name patterns.
An FTP user could use this flaw to cause the vsftpd process to use an
excessive amount of CPU time, when processing a request with a
specially-crafted file name pattern. (CVE-2011-0762)

All vsftpd users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue. The vsftpd daemon
must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0762.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0337.html

Solution :

Update the affected vsftpd and / or vsftpd-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52608 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46617

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0762