[SECURITY] Fedora 14 Update: proftpd-1.3.3e-1.fc14

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-04-08 22:59:49

Name        : proftpd
Product     : Fedora 14
Version     : 1.3.3e
Release     : 1.fc14
URL         : http://www.proftpd.org/
Summary     : Flexible, stable and highly-configurable FTP server
Description :
ProFTPD is an enhanced FTP server with a focus toward simplicity, security,
and ease of configuration. It features a very Apache-like configuration
syntax, and a highly customizable server infrastructure, including support for
multiple 'virtual' FTP servers, anonymous FTP, and permission-based directory

This package defaults to the standalone behavior of ProFTPD, but all the
needed scripts to have it run by xinetd instead are included.

Update Information:

This update, to the current upstream maintenance release, fixes a large number of bugs (see NEWS for details), and also a couple of security issues:

* Plaintext command injection vulnerability in FTPS implementation (i.e. mod_tls). See http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3624 for details.

* CVE-2011-1137 (badly formed SSH messages cause DoS). See http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3586 for details.

Other highlights include:

* Display messages work properly again.

* Performance improvements, especially during server startup/restarts.

* Mon Apr  4 2011 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.3e-1
- Update to 1.3.3e, fixing a large number of bugs reported upstream:
  - Process privileges may not handled properly when --enable-autoshadow is
    used (bug 3757)
  - mod_sftp closes channel too early after scp download (bug 3544)
  - mod_sftp_pam may tell client to disable echoing erroneously (bug 3579)
  - mod_sftp behaves badly when receiving badly formed SSH messages (bug 3586,
  - Using "$shell $libtool" in prxs does not work for all shells (bug 3593)
  - WrapAllowMsg directive broken due to bug 3423 (bug 3538)
  - SocketOptions receive/send buffer size parameters no longer work (bug 3607)
  - mod_wrap2 needs to support netmask rules for IPv6 addresses (bug 3606)
  - APPE/STOU upload flags erroneously preserved across upload commands
    (bug 3612)
  - Malicious module can use sreplace() function to overflow buffer (bug 3614)
  - Exiting sessions don't seem to die properly (bug 3619)
  - mod_delay sometimes logs "unable to load DelayTable into memory" (bug 3622)
  - Plaintext command injection in FTPS support (bug 3624)
  - mod_ifsession rules using regular expressions do not work (bug 3625)
  - Truncated client name saved in ScoreboardFile (bug 3623)
  - %w variable populated with non-absolute path in SQLLog statement (bug 3627)
  - Unnecessarily verbose "warning: unable to throttle bandwidth: Interrupted
    system call" (bug 3628)
  - SSH DISCONNECT messages sent by mod_sftp even for FTP connections in some
    cases (bug 3630)
  - mod_sql should log "unrecoverable database error" at a higher priority
    (bug 3632)
  - Proftpd is eating CPU when reparsing configuration file on SIGHUP (bug 3610)
  - Incorrect generation of DSA signature for SSH sessions (bug 3634)
- Nobody else likes macros for commands
* Wed Jan 19 2011 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.3d-1
- Updated to 1.3.3d
  - Fixed sql_prepare_where() buffer overflow (bug 3536, CVE-2010-4652)
  - Fixed CPU spike when handling .ftpaccess files
  - Fixed handling of SFTP uploads when compression is used
- Add Default-Stop LSB keyword in initscript (for runlevels 0, 1, and 6)
- Fix typos in config file and initscript
* 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 (CVE-2010-4221)
  - Fixed directory traversal bug in mod_site_misc (CVE-2010-3867)
  - Fixed SQLite authentications using "SQLAuthType Backend"
- New DSO module: mod_geoip

  [ 1 ] Bug #681718 - CVE-2011-1137 proftpd: integer overflow in mod_sftp

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update proftpd' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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