RedHat Information for VU#886083

WU-FTPD does not properly handle file name globbing



Vendor Statement


                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated wu-ftpd packages are available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:157-06
Issue date:        2001-11-20
Updated on:        2001-11-26
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          wu-ftpd buffer overrun glob ftpglob
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2000:039

1. Topic:

Updated wu-ftpd packages are available to fix an overflowable buffer.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.2 - alpha, i386, sparc

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - alpha, i386, ia64

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386

3. Problem description:

An overflowable buffer exists in earlier versions of wu-ftpd.
An attacker could gain access to the machine by sending malicious

It is recommended that all users of wu-ftpd upgrade to the lastest

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:





Red Hat Linux 7.0:




Red Hat Linux 7.1:





Red Hat Linux 7.2:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
a33d4557c473b88cc7bed8718bd07a2f 6.2/en/os/SRPMS/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-0.6x.21.src.rpm
da84b22853f1048d45803ebeec8d061c 6.2/en/os/alpha/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-0.6x.21.alpha.rpm
281fa607c3f6479e369673cb9247d169 6.2/en/os/i386/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-0.6x.21.i386.rpm
20bf731056d48351d2194956f4762091 6.2/en/os/sparc/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-0.6x.21.sparc.rpm
52406d7ddd2c14c669a8c9203f99ac5c 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.src.rpm
35315a5fa466beb3bdc26aa4fc1c872f 7.0/en/os/alpha/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.alpha.rpm
c97683b85603d34853b3825c9b694f20 7.0/en/os/i386/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.i386.rpm
52406d7ddd2c14c669a8c9203f99ac5c 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.src.rpm
35315a5fa466beb3bdc26aa4fc1c872f 7.1/en/os/alpha/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.alpha.rpm
c97683b85603d34853b3825c9b694f20 7.1/en/os/i386/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.i386.rpm
56af9e1de2b3d532e1e4dce18636f6c4 7.1/en/os/ia64/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.ia64.rpm
efd2a876ad8d7c4879d3eeaeeec7fcef 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-20.src.rpm
7306f24d3d7d518068c5e08959d43bdd 7.2/en/os/i386/wu-ftpd-2.6.1-20.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

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