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RHSA-2005-410: gftp Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gftp packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

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 ( has assigned the name CVE-2005-0372 to
this issue.

Users of gftp should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported fix for this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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