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Mandrakelinux Advisory: proftpd

May 03, 2004, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

Package name: proftpd
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:041
Date: April 30th, 2004
Affected versions: 10.0

Problem Description:

A portability workaround that was applied in version 1.2.9 of the ProFTPD FTP server caused CIDR based ACL entries in "Allow" and "Deny" directives to act like an "AllowAll" directive. This granted FTP clients access to files and directories that the server configuration may have been explicitly denying.

This problem only exists in version 1.2.9 and has been fixed upstream. A patch has been applied to correct the problem.


Updated Packages:

Mandrakelinux 10.0:
101925465015f7306e3fcf42db6c6c9b 10.0/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.9-3.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
f528f42bb43e0f8cdcb8d6bb43b8c072 10.0/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.9-3.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
55c01dbc795e68adde5714b6ebef1c38 10.0/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.9-3.1.100mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

Mandrakesoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team <security>