Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gftp (MDVSA-2008:018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 38128


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Kalle Olavi Niemitalo found two boundary errors in the fsplib library, a copy of which is included in gFTP source. A remote attacker could trigger these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to download a file with a specially crafted directory or file name, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2007-3962) or a denial of service (CVE-2007-3961).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected gftp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38128

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-018.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2014/04/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gftp, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3961, CVE-2007-3962

MDVSA: 2008:018

CWE: 119