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Immunix OS Security Advisory: wu-ftpd

Nov 29, 2001, 06:55 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 18:01:48 -0800
From: Immunix Security Team 
Subject: Immunix OS 7.0 wu-ftpd update

        Immunix OS Security Advisory

Packages updated:       wu-ftpd
Affected products:      Immunix 7.0
Bugs fixed:             immunix/1861
Date:                   Wed Nov 28 2001
Advisory ID:            IMNX-2001-70-036-01
Author:                 Seth Arnold 

  CORE Security Technologies has found an heap overflow problem in
  wu-ftpd, related to the internal globbing functions. Because this is a
  heap overflow, StackGuard does not prevent any possible exploits from

  Thomas Biege from SuSE has also discovered several format-string
  problems that may or may not be remotely exploitable; these problems
  were also found independently by someone else, who sadly is unknown to

  The wu-ftpd packages provided here fix these problems, as well as
  other lesser problems.


Package names and locations:
  Precompiled binary packages for Immunix 7.0 are available at:

  Source package for Immunix 7.0 is available at:

Immunix OS 7.0 md5sums:
  c6c2fa2fa60f2cfe5b496ad0281fa486  RPMS/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-6_imnx_4.i386.rpm
  e8a2e0a1f8abe59ad058b6fecc8a1c72  SRPMS/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-6_imnx_4.src.rpm

GPG verification:                                                          
  Our public key is available at .      
  *** NOTE *** This key is different from the one used in advisories       
  IMNX-2001-70-020-01 and earlier.

Online version of all Immunix 6.2 updates and advisories:

Online version of all Immunix 7.0-beta updates and advisories:

Online version of all Immunix 7.0 updates and advisories:

  Ibiblio is graciously mirroring our updates, so if the links above are
  slow, please try:
  or one of the many mirrors available at:

  ImmunixOS 6.2 is no longer officially supported.

Contact information:
  To report vulnerabilities, please contact WireX
  attempts to conform to the RFP vulnerability disclosure protocol

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