Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1974-1 proftpd-dfsg -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Oct 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-18217.
More information:

An issue has been found in proftp-dfsg, a versatile, virtual-hosting FTP daemon.

Due to incorrect handling of overly long commands, a remote unauthenticated user could trigger a denial-of-service by reaching an endless loop.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.5e+r1.3.5-2+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd-dfsg packages.

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