Fedora EPEL 4 updates-testing report

updates at fedoraproject.org updates at fedoraproject.org
Thu Nov 4 16:52:07 UTC 2010

The following Fedora EPEL 4 Security updates need testing:


The following builds have been pushed to Fedora EPEL 4 updates-testing


Details about builds:

 perl-Try-Tiny-0.07-1.el4 (FEDORA-EPEL-2010-3624)
 Minimal try/catch with proper localization of $@

 proftpd-1.3.3c-1.el4 (FEDORA-EPEL-2010-3625)
 Flexible, stable and highly-configurable FTP server
Update Information:

This is an update to the current upstream maintenance release, which addresses two security issues that can be exploited by malicious users to manipulate certain data and compromise a vulnerable system.

* A logic error in the code for processing user input containing the Telnet IAC (Interpret As Command) escape sequence can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by sending specially crafted input to the FTP or FTPS service. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code. There isn't currently a CVE number for this issue but the original reporter of the problem has tagged this as ZDI-CAN-925. More details can be found at http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3521

* An input validation error within the "mod_site_misc" module can be exploited to e.g. create and delete directories, create symlinks, and change the time of files located outside a writable directory. Only configurations using "mod_site_misc", which is not enabled by default, and where the attacker has write access to a directory, are vulnerable to this issue, which has been assigned CVE-2010-3867. More details can be found at http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3519

The update from 1.3.2d to 1.3.3c also includes a large number of non-security bugfixes and a number of additional loadable modules for enhanced functionality:

* mod_geoip
* mod_sftp
* mod_sftp_pam
* mod_sftp_sql
* mod_shaper
* mod_sql_passwd
* mod_tls_shmcache

There is also a new utility "ftpscrub" for scrubbing the scoreboard file.


* Mon Nov  1 2010 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.3c-1
- Update to 1.3.3c (#647965)
  - Fixed Telnet IAC stack overflow vulnerability (ZDI-CAN-925)
  - Fixed directory traversal bug in mod_site_misc (CVE-2010-3867)
  - Fixed SQLite authentications using "SQLAuthType Backend"
- New DSO module: mod_geoip
* Fri Sep 10 2010 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.3b-1
- Update to 1.3.3b
  - Fixed SFTP directory listing bug
  - Avoid corrupting utmpx databases on FreeBSD
  - Avoid null pointer dereferences during data transfers
  - Fixed "AuthAliasOnly on" anonymous login
* Fri Jul  2 2010 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.3a-1
- Update to 1.3.3a
  - Added Japanese translation
  - Many mod_sftp bugfixes
  - Fixed SSL_shutdown() errors caused by OpenSSL 0.9.8m and later
  - Fixed handling of utmp/utmpx format changes on FreeBSD
* Thu Feb 25 2010 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.3-1
- Update to 1.3.3 (see NEWS for list of fixed bugs)
- Update PID file location in initscript
- Drop upstreamed patches
- Upstream distribution now includes mod_exec, so drop unbundled source
- New DSO modules:
  - mod_sftp
  - mod_sftp_pam
  - mod_sftp_sql
  - mod_shaper
  - mod_sql_passwd
  - mod_tls_shmcache
- Configure script no longer appends "/proftpd" to --localstatedir option
- New utility ftpscrub for scrubbing the scoreboard file
- Include public key blacklist and Diffie-Hellman parameter files for mod_sftp
  in %{_sysconfdir}
- Remove IdentLookups from config file - disabled by default now

  [ 1 ] Bug #647965 - proftpd-1.3.3c is available

More information about the epel-devel-list mailing list