Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lftp (MDKSA-2003:116)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14098


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered by Ulf Harnhammar in the lftp FTP client when connecting to a web server using HTTP or HTTPS and using the 'ls' or 'rels' command on specially prepared directory. This vulnerability exists in lftp versions 2.3.0 through 2.6.9 and is corrected upstream in 2.6.10.

The updated packages are patched to protect against this problem.


Update the affected lftp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14098

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-116.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lftp, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0963

MDKSA: 2003:116