GLSA-200409-27 : glFTPd: Local buffer overflow vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14790


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-27 (glFTPd: Local buffer overflow vulnerability)

The glFTPd server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the 'dupescan' program. This vulnerability is due to an unsafe strcpy() call which can cause the program to crash when a large argument is passed.
Impact :

A local user with malicious intent can pass a parameter to the dupescan program that exceeds the size of the buffer, causing it to overflow. This can lead the program to crash, and potentially allow arbitrary code execution with the permissions of the user running glFTPd, which could be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All glFTPd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-ftp/glftpd-1.32-r1' # emerge '>=net-ftp/glftpd-1.32-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14790

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200409-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:glftpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/21

Reference Information

GLSA: 200409-27