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Debian Security Advisory: proftp runs as root, /var symlink removal

Mar 09, 2001, 00:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 00:57:48 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman wichert@cistron.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-032-2] proftp runs as root, /var symlink removal


Debian Security Advisory DSA-032-2                                      security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Wichert Akkerman 
March  9, 2001


Package: proftpd
Vulnerability: proftpd running as root, /var symlink removal
Debian-specific: yes
This is an update to the DSA-032-1 advisory. The powerpc package that was listed in that advisory was unfortunately compiled on the wrong system which caused it to not work on a Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 system.

A fixed package with version 1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1.1 has been installed on security.debian.org.

For information on the fixed vulnerabilities please see the DSA-032-1 advisory.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato


PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/proftpd_1.2.0pre10-2.0potato1.1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 710e1b324dc8962c14919d0e58078740

These files will be moved into ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .


For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>