|Description||The GridFTP in Globus Toolkit (GT) before 5.2.2, when certain autoconf macros are defined, does not properly check the return value from the getpwnam_r function, which might allow remote attackers to gain privileges by logging in with a user that does not exist, which causes GridFTP to run as the last user in the password file.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)|
|NVD severity||high (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|globus-gridftp-server (PTS)||squeeze (security), squeeze||3.23-1+squeeze1||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.