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Re: proftpd exploit



Thanks, I checked on security.debian.org but couldn't find anything - so probably a sign not to worry too much.

Michael
Fraser Campbell wrote:
On Friday 26 September 2003 09:33, mimo wrote:

  
I have just discovered this exploit report but couldn't find anything
about other distros than Slackware
http://proftpd.linux.co.uk/index.html
Does any body know if the debian version is affected too?
    

You should always take a look at bug reports if you're worried about a 
security issue.  Here's the bug report on this for Debian:

    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=212416

According to the bug report, woody is not vulnerable.  ISS says that versions 
1.2.7 through 1.2.9rc2 (and possibly versions prior to 1.2.7) are vulnerable.  
I suspect that someone somewhere has since tested ealier versions (woody runs 
a patched 1.2.4) and decided that those versions are not vulnerable.  It 
would be nice if the bug report noted on what evidence stable is not 
affected.

  
All I could think of for the moment was disabling donwloading via FTP
globally. Any ideas?
    

Yes it sounds like denying either uploads or downloads would have saved you.

  


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