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gFTP: Multiple vulnerabilities



gFTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
gFTP: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200711-01
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: gFTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: November 01, 2007
      Bugs: #188252
        ID: 200711-01

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Synopsis
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Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in fsplib code
used in gFTP.

Background
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gFTP is an FTP client for the GNOME desktop environment.

Affected packages
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     Package       /   Vulnerable   /                       Unaffected
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  1  net-ftp/gftp      < 2.0.18-r6                        >= 2.0.18-r6

Description
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Kalle Olavi Niemitalo discovered two boundary errors in fsplib code
included in gFTP when processing overly long directory or file names.

Impact
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A remote attacker could trigger these vulnerabilities by enticing a
user to download a file with a specially crafted directory or file
name, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
(CVE-2007-3962) or a Denial of Service (CVE-2007-3961).

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All gFTP users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/gftp-2.0.18-r6"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-3961
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3961 
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-3962
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3962 

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-200711-01.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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