Debian DSA-2085-1 : lftp - missing input validation

high Nessus Plugin ID 48247


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


It was discovered that in lftp, a command-line HTTP/FTP client, there is no proper validation of the filename provided by the server through the Content-Disposition header; attackers can use this flaw by suggesting a filename they wish to overwrite on the client machine, and then possibly execute arbitrary code (for instance if the attacker elects to write a dotfile in a home directory).


Upgrade the lftp packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.7.3-1+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48247

File Name: debian_DSA-2085.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/5/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lftp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/3/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2251

BID: 43728

DSA: 2085