Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wu-ftpd (MDKSA-2003:080)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered by Janusz Niewiadomski and Wojciech
Purczynski in the wu-ftpd FTP server package. They found an off-by-
one bug in the fb_realpath() function which could be used by a remote
attacker to obtain root privileges on the server. This bug can only be
successfully accomplished by using wu-ftpd binaries compiled on Linux
2.0.x and later 2.4.x kernels because the 2.2.x and earlier 2.4.x
kernels define PATH_MAX to be 4095 characters.

wu-ftpd is no longer shipped with Mandrake Linux, however Mandrake
Linux 8.2 did come with wu-ftpd. If you use wu-ftpd, you are
encouraged to upgrade to these patched packages.

Solution :

Update the affected wu-ftpd package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61921 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0466

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now