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Debian DSA 281-1: moxftp buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on April 9th, 2003 A vulnerability has been found in moxftp which, if exploited, could allow remote attacker to execute arbitrary code due to the insufficient bounds checking.


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 281-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 8th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : moxftp
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0203

Knud Erik Højgaard discovered a vulnerability in moxftp (and xftp
respectively), an Athena X interface to FTP. Insufficient bounds
checking could lead to execution of arbitrary code, provided by a
malicious FTP server. Erik Tews fixed this.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.2-18.1.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 2.2-13.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed
in version 2.2-18.20.

We recommend that you upgrade your xftp package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/moxftp_2.2-13.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 561 ad7b7294a9bbfb6d612ddf5e1a917d6e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/moxftp_2.2-13.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 35420 3b770b2cdff02d1a96d0c007f75a3a62
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/moxftp_2.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 937939 2c466b136a0adb20f9d62f2749c283ad

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-13.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 225260 7f9c2a5468d1318c42d2b9b94a34abc5

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-13.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 174544 ab1bf4ae23a81dd913ee15928850dc68

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-13.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 164102 633906e41fb0f661929409b5adc5212b

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-13.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 155636 4a902000f5e9ac9e2d173667aa3bb71d

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-13.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 184736 741ba17ab314833039a78c7b225025f2

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-13.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 179054 c98e29ba6d2517a837fe3bebd15422bc


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/moxftp_2.2-18.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 567 02f4161e56d5fa054ae6e8a56209d1a2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/moxftp_2.2-18.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 34166 db8798b3d175cae96e78b0e318ce9f6c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/moxftp_2.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 937939 2c466b136a0adb20f9d62f2749c283ad

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 219866 f92ec2e807a83d519b41730899db9d93

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 175714 9f5a9d5957eca736e092651d636c7b0a

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 164724 5db825ca517be4df03976bd4b11fa518

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 276338 0380683fcbaa6b3485df82181f82d325

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 201558 e7c9933ee622678bdedd9b01b494a92b

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 155354 d89563cdd8c740683d9544eabd4ff335

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 202406 18c9a473e48d1104a4fbd94366b2dcc8

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 200754 a89ee695bd86a51783d27383fb50d746

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 185086 fe451dd341eb07a72f58200fd91819c5

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 174340 04c6b8a63ecfcac0b5209bbe6eee9fd9

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moxftp/xftp_2.2-18.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 178416 38b078edb86b7dcb594404d92cbec3e8


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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