Descriptionftpd in linux-ftpd 0.17, and possibly other versions, performs a chdir before setting the UID, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by redirecting their home directory to a restricted directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs384454

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux-ftpd (PTS)jessie, wheezy0.17-34fixed
stretch, sid0.17-35fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

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