Package : proftpd Vulnerability : potential code execution Problem-Type : format string error Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-2390
infamous42md reported that proftpd suffers from two format string vulnerabilities. In the first, a user with the ability to create a directory could trigger the format string error if there is a proftpd shutdown message configured to use the "%C", "%R", or "%U" variables. In the second, the error is triggered if mod_sql is used to retrieve messages from a database and if format strings have been inserted into the database by a user with permission to do so.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these vulnerabilities.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.10-15sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.10-20.
We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd package.
Upgrade Instructions --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge --------------------------------