Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : proftpd (MDKSA-2001:021)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61895
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe ProFTPD FTP server has problems with memory leaking that could be used in a DoS attack, as reported by Wojciech Purczynski. A memory leak will happen every time a SIZE command was given provided that the scoreboard file is not writable, which is not the case in a default Linux-Mandrake installation. A similar problem also existed with the USER command where every time it was given the server would use more memory. Additionally, some format string vulnerabilities were reported by Przemyslaw Frasunek which have also been fixed.
SolutionUpdate the affected proftpd package.