Debian DSA-016-3 : wu-ftpd - temp file creation and format string

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14853
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Security people at WireX have noticed a temp file creation bug and the WU-FTPD development team has found a possible format string bug in wu-ftpd. Both could be remotely exploited, though no such exploit exists currently.

Solution

Upgrade the wu-ftpd package immediately.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-016

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14853

File Name: debian_DSA-016.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wu-ftpd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:2.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2001

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0138, CVE-2001-0187

BID: 2189, 2296

DSA: 016