GLSA-201611-05 : tnftp: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-05
(tnftp: Arbitrary code execution)

The fetch_url function in usr.bin/ftp/fetch.c allows remote
attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-05

Solution :

All tnftp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=net-ftp/tnftp-20141104'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94889 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8517

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