Debian DSA-406-1 : lftp - buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 15243
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in lftp, a set of sophisticated command-line FTP/HTTP client programs. An attacker could create a carefully crafted directory on a website so that the execution of an 'ls' or 'rels' command would lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the client machine.


For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.9-1woody2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15243

File Name: debian_DSA-406.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lftp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

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: 1/5/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0963

BID: 9210

DSA: 406