Slackware 9.0 / current : WU-FTPD Security Advisory (SSA:2003-259-03)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

Upgraded WU-FTPD packages are available for Slackware 9.0 and -
-current. These fix a problem where an attacker could use a specially
crafted filename in conjunction with WU-FTPD's conversion feature
(mostly used to compress files, or produce tar archives) to execute
arbitrary commands on the server. In addition, a MAIL_ADMIN which has
been found to be insecure has been disabled. We do not recommend
deploying WU-FTPD in situations where security is required.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wu-ftpd package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18726 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1327

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