Bug 82447 - Security issue with krb5 ftp client
Security issue with krb5 ftp client
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: krb5 (Show other bugs)
2.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-01-22 04:05 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-28 08:16:14 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-01-22 04:05:11 EST
A problem has been found in the Kerberos ftp client. When retrieving a
file with a filename beginning with a pipe character, the ftp client will
pass the filename to the command shell in a system() call. This could
allow a malicious ftp server to write to files outside of the current
directory or execute commands as the user running the ftp client.

The Kerberos ftp client runs as the default ftp client when the Kerberos
package krb5-workstation is installed on a Red Hat Linux Advanced Server
distribution.

This issue will become public on Jan24
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-01-28 08:16:21 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-021.html

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