GLSA-200511-11 : linux-ftpd-ssl: Remote buffer overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20198


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-11 (linux-ftpd-ssl: Remote buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the linux-ftpd-ssl package. A command that generates an excessively long response from the server may overrun a stack buffer.
Impact :

An attacker that has permission to create directories that are accessible via the FTP server could exploit this vulnerability.
Successful exploitation would execute arbitrary code on the local machine with root privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ftpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/netkit-ftpd-0.17-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20198

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200511-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:netkit-ftpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3524

OSVDB: 20530

GLSA: 200511-11