Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : proftpd (MDKSA-2001:021)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

The ProFTPD FTP server has problems with memory leaking that could be
used in a DoS attack, as reported by Wojciech Purczynski. A memory
leak will happen every time a SIZE command was given provided that the
scoreboard file is not writable, which is not the case in a default
Linux-Mandrake installation. A similar problem also existed with the
USER command where every time it was given the server would use more
memory. Additionally, some format string vulnerabilities were reported
by Przemyslaw Frasunek which have also been fixed.

Solution :

Update the affected proftpd package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61895 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0136

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