[SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: proftpd-1.3.4b-5.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2013-01-09 08:17:43

Name        : proftpd
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 1.3.4b
Release     : 5.fc17
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:

Jann Horn reported that there is a possible race condition in the handling of the MKD/XMKD FTP commands, when the UserOwner directive is involved, and the attacker is on the same physical machine as a running proftpd. This race applies to mod_sftp and the handling of the MKDIR SFTP request as well.

Note that using the DefaultRoot directive to restrict sessions mitigates this attack, since the symlinks created by the local attacker will point outside of the chroot(2) area within the FTP session, and thus the ownership change will fail. The default configuration in Fedora applies the DefaultRoot directive to all users except "adm".

The upstream reference for this issue is:

This update includes upstream's backport to proftpd 1.3.4 of the fix for this issue.

* Wed Jan 16 2013 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.4b-5
- Update patch for CVE-2012-6095 to cover vroot cases
* Mon Jan  7 2013 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.4b-4
- Fix possible symlink race when applying UserOwner to newly created directory
  (CVE-2012-6095, #892715, http://bugs.proftpd.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3841)
* Sat Sep 22 2012 Remi Collet <remi at fedoraproject.org> 1.3.4b-3
- Rebuild against libmemcached.so.11 without SASL
* Thu Aug 30 2012 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.4b-2
- Add support for systemd presets in Fedora 18+ (#850281)
* Wed Aug  1 2012 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.4b-1
- Update to 1.3.4b
  - Fixed mod_ldap segfault on login when LDAPUsers with no filters used
  - Fixed sporadic SFTP upload issues for large files
  - Fixed SSH2 handling for some clients (e.g. OpenVMS)
  - New FactsOptions directive; see doc/modules/mod_facts.html#FactsOptions
  - Fixed build errors on Tru64, AIX, Cygwin
  - Lots of bugs fixed - see NEWS for details
- No bzipped tarball release this time, so revert to gzipped one
- Drop patches for fixes included in upstream release
* Sat Jul 21 2012 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> 1.3.4a-11
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Mass_Rebuild
* Tue Jul  3 2012 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.4a-10
- Move tmpfiles.d file from %{_sysconfdir} to %{_prefix}/lib
* Sat Apr 21 2012 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.3.4a-9
- Rebuild for new libmemcached in Rawhide

  [ 1 ] Bug #892715 - CVE-2012-6095 proftpd: Symlink race condition when applying UserOwner to a newly (ProFTPD) created directory

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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