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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-16

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-16
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-16 - A vulnerability in ProFTPD could result in the arbitrary execution of code. Versions less than 1.3.6-r5 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2019-12815
MD5 | 4f679a291bc0cfa34a4d5f5f216d8221

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-16

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Severity: High
Title: ProFTPD: Remote code execution
Date: August 15, 2019
Bugs: #690528
ID: 201908-16

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in ProFTPD could result in the arbitrary execution of
code.

Background
==========

ProFTPD is an advanced and very configurable FTP server.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-ftp/proftpd < 1.3.6-r5 >= 1.3.6-r5

Description
===========

It was discovered that ProFTPD's "mod_copy" module does not properly
restrict privileges for anonymous users.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by anonymously uploading a malicious file, could
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process,
cause a Denial of Service condition or disclose information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All ProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/proftpd-1.3.6-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2019-12815
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-12815

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-16

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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