Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: proftpd
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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2003-0037
||remote exploit if upload enabled
||TSL 1.2, 1.5, 2.0
ProFTPd is an enhanced FTP server with a focus toward simplicity,
security, and ease of configuration. It features a very Apache-like
configuration syntax, and a highly customizable server
infrastructure, including support for multiple 'virtual' FTP
servers, anonymous FTP, and permission-based directory visibility.
An error exists in the ASCII upload handling of Proftpd version
1.2.7 and later that can be used to trigger an buffer overflow and
thus execute arbitrary code. This has now been fixed.
We recommend that all systems with this package installed be
upgraded. Please note that if you do not need the functionality
provided by this package, you may want to remove it from your
All TSL updates are available from
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Trustix Secure Linux is a small Linux distribution for servers.
With focus on security and stability, the system is painlessly kept
safe and up to date from day one using swup, the automated software
Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically
installed using 'swup --upgrade'.
These packages have been available for public testing for some
time. If you want to contribute by testing the various packages in
the testing tree, please feel free to share your findings on the
The testing tree is located at
You may also use swup for public testing of updates for TSL 2.0
class = 0
location = "http://snow.trustix.org/cloud/rdfs/latest.rdf"
regexp = ".*"
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