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Security update for proftpd


(Last modified: 12MAR2004)

solutions Security update for proftpd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d86656e3a97f7a06b6b19feadbffd7f7)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server

Release: 20040312
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using proftpd should update.



Problem description

Security Fix:
This update addresses a one-byte buffer overflow in ProFTP's xlate-ascii code which is responsible for guaranteeing RFC compliance by putting a CR and a LF at the end of every ASCII text line. The probability to exploit this bug is very low.


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 -Fvh proftpd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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