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vsftpd: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201110-07 / vsftpd
Release Date October 10, 2011
Latest Revision October 10, 2011: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-ftp/vsftpd < 2.3.4 >= 2.3.4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #357001


A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in vsftpd.

2.  Impact Information


vsftpd is a very secure FTP daemon written with speed, size and security in mind.


A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in vsftpd. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.


A remote authenticated attacker could cause a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All vsftpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/vsftpd-2.3.4"

4.  References


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