An updated gFTP package that fixes a directory traversal issue is now
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
gFTP is a multi-threaded FTP client for the X Window System.
A directory traversal bug was found in gFTP. If a user can be tricked into
downloading a file from a malicious ftp server, it is possible to overwrite
arbitrary files owned by the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0372 to
Users of gftp should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported fix for this issue.