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Date: 15 Dec 2004 08:28:52 -0000
From: "D. J. Bernstein" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [remote] [control] tnftp 20030825 does not check for directory escapes
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Yosef Klein, a student in my Fall 2004 UNIX Security Holes course, has
discovered a remotely exploitable security hole in tnftp, an FTP client,
version 20030825 (current at least in FreeBSD ports). I'm publishing
this notice, but all the discovery credits should be assigned to Klein.
You are at risk if you use tnftp to download a batch of files from an
FTP server. Anyone who provides an FTP response to tnftp (not
necessarily the legitimate server administrator; an attacker can modify
FTP responses passing through the network) then has complete control
over your account: he can read and modify your files, watch the programs
you're running, etc.
The bug is triggered by the server sending a file name with slashes,
such as /home/you/.cshrc. The mget() function in cmds.c blindly uses the
server's file name (cp) as a local file name (tp passed to recvrequest);
users normally expect file-transfer programs to check for escapes from
the current directory.
---D. J. Bernstein, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grant, you commited the ebuild... maybe you can verify/advise
The mget function in cmds.c for tnftp 20030825 allows remote FTP
servers to overwrite arbitrary files via FTP responses containing file
names with / (slash) characters.
This is http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=285902
But they don't seem to find much more than we do.
Version bumped to fix the security hole. Need testing by sparc, ppc, alpha,
and amd64, please.
Stable on sparc.
Was never stable on ppc and amd64, removing them from Cc...
Stable on alpha.