GLSA-200501-24 : tnftp: Arbitrary file overwriting

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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-200501-24
(tnftp: Arbitrary file overwriting)

The 'mget' function in cmds.c lacks validation of the filenames
that are supplied by the server.

Impact :

An attacker running an FTP server could supply clients with
malicious filenames, potentially allowing the overwriting of arbitrary
files with the permission of the connected user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All tnftp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/tnftp-20050103'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16415 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1294

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