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SuSE Security Announcement: wuftpd (SuSE-SA:2001:043)
From: Roman Drahtmueller <draht () suse de>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 23:59:42 +0100 (MET)

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                        SuSE Security Announcement

        Package:                wuftpd
        Announcement-ID:        SuSE-SA:2001:043
        Date:                   Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2001 23:45 MET
        Affected SuSE versions: 6.3, 6.4, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
        Vulnerability Type:     remote root compromise
        Severity (1-10):        7
        SuSE default package:   no
        Other affected systems: all liunx-like systems using wu-ftpd 2.4.x /
                                2.6.0 / 2.6.1

        Content of this advisory:
        1) security vulnerability resolved: wuftpd
           problem description, discussion, solution and upgrade information
        2) pending vulnerabilities, solutions, workarounds
        3) standard appendix (further information)

______________________________________________________________________________

1)  problem description, brief discussion, solution, upgrade information

    The wuftpd package as shipped with SuSE Linux distributions comes with
    two versions of wuftpd: wuftpd-2.4.2, installed as /usr/sbin/wuftpd,
    and wuftpd-2.6.0, installed as /usr/sbin/wuftpd-2.6.
    The admin decides which version to use by the inetd/xinetd
    configuration.

    The CORE ST Team had found an exploitable bug in all versions of wuftpd's
    ftpglob() function.
    The glob function overwrites buffer bounds while matching open and closed
    brackets. Due to a missing \0 at the end of the buffer a later call to a
    function that frees allocated memory will feed free(3) with userdefined
    data. This bug could be exploited depending on the implementation of
    the dynmaic allocateable memory API (malloc(3), free(3)) in the libc
    library. Linux and other system are exploitable!

    Some weeks ago, an internal source code audit of wu-ftpd 2.6.0 performed
    by Thomas Biege, SuSE Security, revealed some other security related bugs
    that are fixed in the new RPM packages. Additionally, code from wu-ftpd
    2.6.1 were backported to version 2.6.0 to make it more stable.

    A temporary fix other than using a different server implementation of
    the ftp protocol is not available. We recommend to update the wuftpd
    package on your system.

    We thank the wuftpd team for their work on the bug, particularly because
    the coordination between the vendors and the wuftpd developers lacked
    the necessary discipline for the timely release of the information
    about the problem.

    Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
    integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
    Then, install the package using the command "rpm -Uhv file.rpm" to apply
    the update.


    i386 Intel Platform:

    SuSE-7.3
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.3/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.i386.rpm
      d1b549b8c2d91d66a8b35fe17a1943b3
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.3/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.src.rpm
      9ef0e6ac850499dc0150939c62bc146f

    SuSE-7.2
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.2/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.i386.rpm
      4583443a993107b26529331fb1e6254d
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.2/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.src.rpm
      aaee0343670feae70ccc9217a8e22211

    SuSE-7.1
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.1/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-346.i386.rpm
      347a030a85cb5fcbe32d3d79d382e19e
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.1/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-346.src.rpm
      aa3e53641f6ce0263196e6f1cb0447c3

    SuSE-7.0
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.0/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.i386.rpm
      e34eec18ecc10f187f6aa1aa3b24b75b
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.0/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.src.rpm
      fafc8c2bbd68dd5ca3d04228433c359a

    SuSE-6.4
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.i386.rpm
      2354abe95b056762c7f6584449291ff2
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-344.src.rpm
      507b8d484b13737c9d2b6a68fda0cc26

    SuSE-6.3
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-347.i386.rpm
      9851ad02e656bba8b5e02ed2ddb46845
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-347.src.rpm
      5d7c4b6824836ca28b228cc5dcfc4fd6



    Sparc Platform:

    SuSE-7.3
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc/update/7.3/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-240.sparc.rpm
      2d19e4ead17396a1e28fca8745f9629d
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc/update/7.3/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-240.src.rpm
      bdb0b5ddd72f8563db3c8e444a0df7f5

    SuSE-7.1
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc/update/7.1/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-242.sparc.rpm
      f6b04f284bece6bf3700facccc015ffe
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc/update/7.1/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-242.src.rpm
      1660547ac9a5a3b32a4070d69803cf18

    SuSE-7.0
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc/update/7.0/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-241.sparc.rpm
      1bd905b095b9a4bb354fc190b6e54a01
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc/update/7.0/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-241.src.rpm
      597263eb7d0fbbf242d519d3c126a441



    AXP Alpha Platform:

    SuSE-7.1
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/7.1/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-252.alpha.rpm
      e608bfd2cc9e511c6eb6932c33c68789
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/7.1/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-252.src.rpm
      34915af1ca79b27bad8bc2fd3a5cab05

    SuSE-7.0
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/7.0/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-251.alpha.rpm
      86a7d8f60d76a053873bcc13860b0bbb
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/7.0/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-251.src.rpm
      9674f9f1630b3107ac22d275705da76e

    SuSE-6.4
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.4/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-251.alpha.rpm
      2501444a1e4241e8f6f4cdcc6fd133b0
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.4/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-251.src.rpm
      34812d943900bdb902ad7edd40e1943f

    SuSE-6.3
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-250.alpha.rpm
      429a49ef9d4d0865fbb443c212b8a8c7
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-250.src.rpm
      76467dae0f460677ba80ec907eefca28



    PPC Power PC Platform:

    SuSE-7.3
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/7.3/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-277.ppc.rpm
      a381269b3e2fc43fda59e4d08aef57ae
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/7.3/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-277.src.rpm
      7cacb696a88e57a843402a796212aee6

    SuSE-7.1
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/7.1/n2/wuftpd-2.6.0-277.ppc.rpm
      bfc39be2c09323d96f974fdd0c73fda1
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/7.1/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-277.src.rpm
      e2681b2ed4801ce14b5dfb926480ac51

    SuSE-7.0
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/7.0/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-279.ppc.rpm
      19f989e637fd9b6fa652f8a4014bb7b1
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/7.0/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-279.src.rpm
      76c493a915691c51a2481f0925e8ce39

    SuSE-6.4
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/n1/wuftpd-2.6.0-278.ppc.rpm
      ad29cf172bbd03a5e1f301cf6b9404e5
    source rpm:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/zq1/wuftpd-2.6.0-278.src.rpm
      82338702692eba599d8c3d242aff3d1a



______________________________________________________________________________

2)  Pending vulnerabilities in SuSE Distributions and Workarounds:

    - ssh/openssh exploits
      The wrong fix for the crc32-compensation attack is currently actively
      exploited in the internet for both the ssh and the openssh
      implementation of the ssh-1 protocol.
      We urge our users to upgrade their ssh or openssh packages to the
      latest versions that are located on our ftp server at the usual
      directories, referred to via
      http://www.suse.de/de/support/security/adv004_ssh.txt from February
      earlier this year.
      Please note, the packages for the SuSE Linux distributions 7.0 and
      older containing cryptographic code are located on the German ftp
      server ftp.suse.de, the distributions 7.1 and newer have their crypto
      updates on ftp.suse.com. There are legal constraints beyond our
      control that lead to this situation.
      Openssh packages of the version 2.9.9p2 ready to download on the ftp
      server ftp.suse.com. They fix the security problems mentioned above,
      along with a set of less serious security problems.
      The announcement is still pending while investigations about the
      status of the package are in progress.



    - libgtop_daemon
      The libgtop_daemon, part of the libgtop package for gathering and
      monitoring process and system information, has been found vulnerable
      to a format string error. We are in the process of providing fixes for
      the affected distributions 6.4-7.3. In the meanwhile, we recommend to
      disable the libgtop_daemon on systems where it is running. This daemon
      is neither installed nor started (if installed) by default on SuSE
      Systems.


    - kernel updates
      A bug in the elf loader of the linux kernels version 2.4 from our
      announcement SSA:2001:036 can cause a system to crash if a user
      executes a vmlinux kernel image. We are preparing another update
      series to workaround this problem and will re-issue the kernel
      announcement as soon as possible.


______________________________________________________________________________

3)  standard appendix:

    SuSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
    subscribe:

    suse-security () suse com
        -   general/linux/SuSE security discussion.
            All SuSE security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an email to
                <suse-security-subscribe () suse com>.

    suse-security-announce () suse com
        -   SuSE's announce-only mailing list.
            Only SuSE's security annoucements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an email to
                <suse-security-announce-subscribe () suse com>.

    For general information or the frequently asked questions (faq)
    send mail to:
        <suse-security-info () suse com> or
        <suse-security-faq () suse com> respectively.

    ===============================================
    SuSE's security contact is <security () suse com>.
    ===============================================

______________________________________________________________________________

    The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
    provided that the advisory is not modified in any way.
    SuSE GmbH makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever with respect
    to the information contained in this security advisory.


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