Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2523-1 globus-gridftp-server -- programming error

Date Reported:
06 Aug 2012
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-3292.
More information:

It was discovered that the GridFTP component from the Globus Toolkit, a toolkit used for building Grid systems and applications, performed insufficient validation of a name lookup, which could lead to privilege escalation.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.23-1+squeeze1 of the globus-gridftp-server source package and in version 0.43-1+squeeze1 of the globus-gridftp-server-control source package.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 6.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your globus-gridftp-server packages.