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Immunix OS Security Advisory: gftp

Apr 29, 2001, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
Date:         Fri, 27 Apr 2001 13:53:54 -0700
From: Greg KH <greg@WIREX.COM>
Subject:      Immunix OS Security update for gftp

        Immunix OS Security Advisory

Packages updated:       gftp
Affected products:      Immunix OS 6.2, 7.0-beta, and 7.0
Bugs Fixed:             immunix/1578
Date:                   April 27, 2001
Advisory ID:            IMNX-2001-70-017-01
Author:                 Greg Kroah-Hartman <greg@wirex.com>

Richard Johnson has found a format string problem in the version of gftp that ships with Immunix 6.2 and 7.0 (for more information, please see http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/82/177241 )

Normally, printf-style format bugs like this one would be stopped by FormatGuard, but FormatGuard is only effective at protecting applications that use the printf-like family of functions found in glibc. gftp uses string formatting functions found in GLib (the GTK+ library, not glibc) which bypass FormatGuard protection.

The following packages fix this problem.

Package names and locations:

Precompiled binary package for Immunix 6.2 is available at: http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/6.2/updates/RPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1_StackGuard.i386.rpm

Source package for Immunix 6.2 is available at: http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/6.2/updates/SRPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1_StackGuard.src.rpm

Precompiled binary package for Immunix 7.0-beta and 7.0 is available at: http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/RPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1_imnx.i386.rpm

Source package for Immunix 7.0-beta and 7.0 is available at: http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/SRPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1_imnx.src.rpm

md5sums of the packages:
21ed7aec4ce92054a9d7b74144b677eb ftp gftp-2.0.8-1_StackGuard.i386.rpm ec85dc5cf7f5a27387390039e152e78a ftp gftp-2.0.8-1_StackGuard.src.rpm
b9f4ee8b9b4bce6f8091040860dfd9da ftp gftp-2.0.8-1_imnx.i386.rpm 282406a684ae7f546388a03c8491d3d8 ftp gftp-2.0.8-1_imnx.src.rpm

Online version of all Immunix 6.2 updates and advisories: http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/6.2/updates/

Online version of all Immunix 7.0-beta updates and advisories: http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0-beta/updates/

Online version of all Immunix 7.0 updates and advisories: http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/

Ibiblio is graciously mirroring our updates, so if the links above are slow, please try:
ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/immunix/ or one of the many mirrors available at: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/MIRRORS.html