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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA686] DSA-686-1 gftp Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-686-1 gftp

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Albert Puigsech Galicia discovered a directory traversal vulnerability
in a proprietary FTP client (CVE-2004-1376) which is also present in
gftp, a GTK+ FTP client. A malicious server could provide a specially
crafted filename that could cause arbitrary files to be overwritten or
created by the client.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.11-1woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.18-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your gftp package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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