Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1753-2 proftpd-dfsg -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 May 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 923926, Bug 926719.
More information:

The update of proftpd-dfsg issued as DLA-1753-1 caused a regression when using the sftp module. Login to the sftp server was impossible when the SFTPPAMEngine option was turned on (#926719).

This update reverts to upstream version 1.3.5 again since even the latest upstream release 1.3.6 is still affected by different sftp related bugs (#927270). All fixes for the memory leaks were backported separately now.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.5e+r1.3.5-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd-dfsg packages.

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