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[ GLSA 200702-02 ] ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 23:49:24 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200702-02
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  Severity: High
     Title: ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation
      Date: February 13, 2007
      Bugs: #158122
        ID: 200702-02

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Synopsis
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A flaw in ProFTPD may allow a local attacker to obtain root privileges.

Background
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ProFTPD is a powerful, configurable, and free FTP daemon.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package          /   Vulnerable   /                    Unaffected
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  1  net-ftp/proftpd      < 1.3.1_rc1                     >= 1.3.1_rc1

Description
===========

A flaw exists in the mod_ctrls module of ProFTPD, normally used to
allow FTP server administrators to configure the daemon at runtime.

Impact
======

An FTP server administrator permitted to interact with mod_ctrls could
potentially compromise the ProFTPD process and execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the FTP Daemon, which is normally the root user.

Workaround
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Disable mod_ctrls, or ensure only trusted users can access this
feature.

Resolution
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All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.1_rc1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-6563
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6563

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200702-02.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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