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[DSA377] DSA-377-1 wu-ftpd Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
wu-ftpd, an FTP server, implements a feature whereby multiple files
can be fetched in the form of a dynamically constructed archive file,
such as a tar archive. The names of the files to be included are
passed as command line arguments to tar, without protection against
them being interpreted as command-line options. GNU tar supports
several command line options which can be abused, by means of this
vulnerability, to execute arbitrary programs with the rights of
the wu-ftpd process.
Georgi Guninski pointed out that this vulnerability exists in Debian
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your wu-ftpd package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-377
Threat Level: High
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