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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:096

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:096.

The wu-ftpd package contains the Washington University FTP (File Transfer
Protocol) server daemon. FTP is a method of transferring files between

Glenn Stewart discovered a flaw in wu-ftpd. When configured with
restricted-gid home, an authorized user could use this flaw to
circumvent the configured home directory restriction by using chmod. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0148 to this issue.

Michael Hendrickx found a flaw in the S/Key login handling. On servers
using S/Key authentication, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and
potentially execute arbitrary code.

Users of wu-ftpd are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported security patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 9832
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0148
Debian Security Information: DSA-457 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT4704
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2005.6
XForce ISS Database: wuftpd-restrictedgid-gain-access(15423)
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