Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2338-1 proftpd-dfsg -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Aug 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 923926.
More information:

Several memory leaks were discovered in proftpd-dfsg, a versatile, virtual-hosting FTP daemon, when mod_facl or mod_sftp is used which could lead to memory exhaustion and a denial-of-service.

The update also makes automatic upgrades of proftpd-dfsg from Debian 8 to Debian 9 possible again.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.5e+r1.3.5b-4+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your proftpd-dfsg packages.

For the detailed security status of proftpd-dfsg please refer to its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: