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RHSA-2008:0680: vsftpd security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2008:0680: vsftpd security and bug fix update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
07/08/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/30/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

vsftpd (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) daemon) is a secure FTPserver for Linux and Unix-like systems.The version of vsftpd as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 when used incombination with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) had a memory leakon an invalid authentication attempt. Since vsftpd prior to version 2.0.5allows any number of invalid attempts on the same connection this memoryleak could lead to an eventual DoS. (CVE-2008-2375)This update mitigates this security issue by including a backported patchwhich terminates a session after a given number of failed log in attempts.The default number of attempts is 3 and this can be configured using the"max_login_fails" directive.This package also addresses the following bugs:All vsftpd users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, whichresolves these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-vsftpd

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