Package : proftpd
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
CVE ID : CVE-2006-5815 CVE-2006-6170 CVE-2006-6171
Debian Bug : 399070
Due to technical problems yesterday's proftpd update lacked a build for
the amd64 architecture, which is now available.
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the proftpd FTP
daemon, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial
of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies
the following problems:
It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the sreplace() function
may lead to denial of service and possibly the execution of arbitrary
It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the mod_tls addon module
may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
It was discovered that insufficient validation of FTP command buffer
size limits may lead to denial of service. Due to unclear information
this issue was already fixed in DSA-1218 as CVE-2006-5815.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problem has been fixed in version
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.0-16 of the proftpd-dfsg package.
We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge