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[CLA-2003:750] Conectiva Security Announcement - proftpd
From: Conectiva Updates <secure () conectiva com br>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 15:07:04 -0300

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : proftpd
SUMMARY   : Remote vulnerability
DATE      : 2003-09-29 15:03:00
ID        : CLA-2003:750
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 9

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DESCRIPTION
 ProFTPD is a highly configurable FTP daemon written from scratch for
 Unix and Unix-like operating systems.
 
 ISS X-Force has discovered a vulnerability[1] in the way proftpd
 (versions >= 1.2.7) handles incoming ASCII file transfers. An
 attacker who is able to upload and download the same file can exploit
 this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
 
 The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
 assigned the name CAN-2003-0831 to this issue[2].


SOLUTION
 All proftpd users should upgrade.
 
 Please note that after the upgrade the proftpd process will be
 automatically restarted if it is already running. It is recommended
 that administrators shut down all current connections (which will be
 using the vulnerable copy) to avoid a possible abuse by currently
 connected users.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1.http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/alerts/id/154
 2.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0831


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.7-27285U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/proftpd-doc-1.2.7-27285U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.7-27285U90_2cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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Copyright (c) 2003 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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