Package : wu-ftpd
Vulnerability : insecure program execution
Problem-Type : remote
CVE Ids : CVE-1999-0997
wu-ftpd, an FTP server, implements a feature whereby multiple files
can be fetched in the form of a dynamically constructed archive file,
such as a tar archive. The names of the files to be included are
passed as command line arguments to tar, without protection against
them being interpreted as command-line options. GNU tar supports
several command line options which can be abused, by means of this
vulnerability, to execute arbitrary programs with the privileges of
the wu-ftpd process.
Georgi Guninski pointed out that this vulnerability exists in Debian
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your wu-ftpd 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 3.0 alias woody