Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : proftpd (MDKSA-2005:140)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19897
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionTwo format string vulnerabilities were discovered in ProFTPD. The first exists when displaying a shutdown message containin the name of the current directory. This could be exploited by a user who creates a directory containing format specifiers and sets the directory as the current directory when the shutdown message is being sent.
The second exists when displaying response messages to the cleint using information retreived from a database using mod_sql. Note that mod_sql support is not enabled by default, but the contrib source file has been patched regardless.
The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.
SolutionUpdate the affected proftpd and / or proftpd-anonymous packages.