Debian DSA-551-1 : lukemftpd - incorrect internal variable handling

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15388


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


Przemyslaw Frasunek discovered a vulnerability in tnftpd or lukemftpd respectively, the enhanced ftp daemon from NetBSD. An attacker could utilise this to execute arbitrary code on the server.


Upgrade the lukemftpd package.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.1-1woody2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15388

File Name: debian_DSA-551.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/14/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0794

DSA: 551