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Security update for package proftpd


(Last modified: 09JAN2002)

solutions Security update for package proftpd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5d4243221070beb6969e98e5da010c76)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390

Package: n1/proftpd
Architecture: i386, s390
Release: 20020109
Obsoletes: none


This security update should be installed.



Problem description

A programming error causes the proftpd process to die upon execution of
"ls ///". Since the dying process does not handle the incoming
connections, the crash is noticeable for the connected client only. New
connections are handled by the proftpd parent process. It is unclear yet
if this error can be exploited to remotely execute user-provided code.
However, the fix in the form of this update package resolves the problem


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh proftpd.rpm
You should then restart the running server by entering:
rcproftpd stop rcproftpd start

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