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RHSA-2003:404: lftp security update

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RHSA-2003:404: lftp security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/05/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated lftp packages are now available that fix a buffer overflow security vulnerability.

lftp is a command-line file transfer program supporting FTP and HTTP protocols. Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow bug in versions of lftp up to and including 2.6.9. An attacker could create a carefully crafted directory on a website such that, if a user connects to that directory using the lftp client and subsequently issues a 'ls' or 'rels' command, the attacker could execute arbitrary code on the users machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0963 to this issue. Users of lftp are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a backported security patch and are not vulnerable to this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar for discovering and alerting us to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-lftp

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