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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   gFTP Vendors:   Masney, Brian
gFTP Input Validation Error Lets Remote Servers Specify the File Path on Requested Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013176
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013176
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0372   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 14 2005
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.18
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in gFTP. A remote server can cause retrieved files to be written to alternate locations.

An FTP server can return a specially crafted file path in response to an FTP GET request to cause the requested file to be written to a location on the target system that is specified by the connected FTP server.

Impact:   A remote server can cause retrieved files to be written to alternate locations on the target system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.18), available at:

http://www.gftp.org/

Vendor URL:  www.gftp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 17 2005 (Debian Issues Fix) gFTP Input Validation Error Lets Remote Servers Specify the File Path on Requested Files
Debian has released a fix.
Mar 6 2005 (Mandrake Issues Fix) gFTP Input Validation Error Lets Remote Servers Specify the File Path on Requested Files
Mandrake has released a fix.
Jun 13 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) gFTP Input Validation Error Lets Remote Servers Specify the File Path on Requested Files
Red Hat has released a fix.



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