Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : lftp vulnerability (USN-984-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49141

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that LFTP incorrectly filtered filenames suggested by Content-Disposition headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into downloading a file from a malicious site, a remote attacker could create the file with an arbitrary name, such as a dotfile, and possibly run arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected lftp package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/984-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49141

File Name: ubuntu_USN-984-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/09/08

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lftp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2251

USN: 984-1