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From: security at (Mandrake Linux Security Team)
Subject: MDKSA-2003:095 - Updated proftpd packages fix remote root vulnerability

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           proftpd
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:095
Date:                   September 26th, 2003

Affected versions:	9.1, 9.2

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered by X-Force Research at ISS in ProFTPD's
 handling of ASCII translation.  An attacker, by downloading a carefully
 crafted file, can remotely exploit this bug to create a root shell.
 The ProFTPD team encourages all users to upgrade to version 1.2.7 or
 higher.  The problematic code first appeared in ProFTPD 1.2.7rc1, and
 the provided packages are all patched by the ProFTPD team to protect
 against this vulnerability.


Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 b00bae0743aec3e1decccaf73a356b84  9.1/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
 6a85248750d88db30b658ee51fdebcf1  9.1/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.8-1.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
 c04242b94a7451164e42e96bbf648e5d  9.1/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 a053b5f2fa6e57ee884465385937041f  ppc/9.1/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 55d22b28017dfaab6f2da238d5d8311c  ppc/9.1/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.8-1.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 c04242b94a7451164e42e96bbf648e5d  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-1.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 1d9b21bcb2a18fa43158c0c0aa25d13d  9.2/RPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-5.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 80c5b73c6e33444e2dd91659c2b897bd  9.2/RPMS/proftpd-anonymous-1.2.8-5.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 ea89351b37a5572fac3f45b27a80b0f3  9.2/SRPMS/proftpd-1.2.8-5.1.92mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

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the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

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Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
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