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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Frox Vendors:
Frox Deny ACL Parsing Flaw in parse_match() May Let Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013089
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 7 2005
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.7.16, 0.7.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Frox in the processing of certain access control lists (ACLs). A remote user can connect to blocked hosts via the Frox proxy.

The vendor reported that the parse_match() function in 'config.c' does not properly parse Deny ACLs. If the configuration file has specified a Deny ACL entry to block access to a restricted host, the entry may not be detected properly and a user of the Frox proxy may be able to connect to the restricted host.

Impact:   A remote or local user of the Frox proxy may be able to connect to a restricted host.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (0.7.18), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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