RE: security flaws in proftpd/wuftpd ?
i dont have the date of the post..i rm my mail weekly ..didnt know about
the weekly news thing i knew it existed but never read it yet.. i did/do
check freshmeat/linuxtoday/linuxweeklynews/bugtraq/(others?) regularly and
never saw a mention.
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On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, Bryan Scaringe wrote:
> Actually, .t has been mentioned in Debian Weekly News.
> Proftpd seems like it was designed with security in mind,
> much more so than wu-ftpd. Do you remember the date of that post
> that discussed the design flaws? I'd like to read it.
> proftpd just switched primary developers. As such, it's
> receiving a major over-haul. Now they're trying to shake the last of
> the bugs out for 1.2.0. That's where all those proftpd-1.2.0preX
> versions are comming from.
> offtopic: One of the hols that was fixed a few weeks back stemmed
> from the fact that something like this happened:
> strncpy(acharbuffer, userinput, X)
> which supposedly led to a buffer overflow. Could someone explain
> how a buffer overflow could happen with strNcpy? I thought using
> strNcpy pretty much stopped buffer overflows cold.
> On 16-Oct-99 aphro wrote:
> > i find it very suprising that there is not even a peep from debian
> > developers about the massive security holes in proftpd and the minor ones
> > in wu.ftpd ..virtually all the other distros announced. even if there is
> > not a good fix people should be made aware not everyone watches bugtraq.
> > unless the version(s) of proftpd in debian are safe? i read a post that
> > talked about flaws in the very design of it, making it secure would
> > require almost an entire re-write of the whole package.
> > i posted to debian-user a few weeks back askin for help with this issue
> > but never saw a reply(if there was sorry i must've missed it)
> > nate
> > (just tryin to watch out for fellow debian users)