Slackware 9.0 / current : WU-FTPD Security Advisory (SSA:2003-259-03)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18726
SynopsisThe remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpgraded WU-FTPD packages are available for Slackware 9.0 and -
-current. These fix a problem where an attacker could use a specially crafted filename in conjunction with WU-FTPD's conversion feature (mostly used to compress files, or produce tar archives) to execute arbitrary commands on the server. In addition, a MAIL_ADMIN which has been found to be insecure has been disabled. We do not recommend deploying WU-FTPD in situations where security is required.
SolutionUpdate the affected wu-ftpd package.