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Category:Conectiva Local Security Checks
Title:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:748
Summary:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:748

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory CLA-2003:748.

wu-ftpd is one of the ftp servers available in Conectiva Linux and
other linux distributions.

This update fixes a vulnerability[1] in the way wu-ftpd uses the
conversion feature, which is used mostly to (un)compress files. The
scenario where this vulnerability can be exploited varies depending
on the server configuration, but in the worst case, an attacker with
access (valid account or anonymous login) to the FTP server can
execute arbitrary commands by using specially crafted file names.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-1999-0997 to this issue[2].

Additionally, the anonftp package of Conectiva Linux 9 is being
updated to fix a problem[3] which is preventing the use of some
commands because of missing libraries in the chroot environment used
to serve anonymous logins.

The apt tool can be used to perform RPM package upgrades
by running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'


Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0997
Bugtraq: 19991220 Security vulnerability in certain wu-ftpd (and derivitives) configurations (fwd) (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-377 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: wuftp-ftp-conversion
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