Turbolinux Information for VU#886083

WU-FTPD does not properly handle file name globbing



Vendor Statement


                        Turbolinux Security Announcement

        Package : wu-ftpd
       Vulnerable Packages: Versions previous to wu-ftpd-2.6.1-10
       Date: Wed Jan 23 12:26:21 PST 2002

        Affected Turbolinux versions: previous to wu-ftpd-2.6.1-10

        Turbolinux Advisory ID#:  TLSA2002002

   Credits: http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-087

A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
Please update the package in your installation as soon as possible.

1. Problem Summary

   CORE ST reports that an exploit has been found for a bug in the wu-ftpd
  glob code. This is the code that handles filename wild card expansion.

2. Impact

   Any logged in user (including anonymous FTP users) can exploit the bug to
  gain root privileges on the server.

3. Solution

  This has been  corrected in version  wu-ftpd-2.6.1-10

  Update the package from our ftp server by running the following command:

  rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/6.0/security/<rpm>

  Where <rpm> are the following:


  The source RPM can be downloaded from:


  **Note: You must rebuild and install the RPM if you choose to download
 and install the SRPM.  Simply installing the SRPM alone WILL NOT CLOSE

 Please verify the MD5 checksums of the updates before you install:

  MD5 sum                               Package Name

  370d61d7c3a74180a1532bf462a460de  wu-ftpd-2.6.1-10.i386.rpm
 1d259c40e1c744d72d8bb8724f9ebe47  wu-ftpd-2.6.1-10.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Turbolinux for security. Our key
is available here:


To verify a package, use the following command:

 rpm --checksig name_of_rpm

To examine only the md5sum, use the following command:

 rpm --checksig --nogpg name_of_rpm

**Note: Checking GPG keys requires RPM 3.0 or higher.

You can find more updates on our ftp server:

   ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/6.0/security/ for TL6.0 Workstation
  and Server security updates
  ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/7.0/security/ for TL7.0 Workstation
  and Server security updates

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