October 19, 2001

Debian advisory for gftp

Author: JT Smith

Linux Weekly News posts the Debian advisory for gftp: "Version 2.0.6a of gftp displays the
password in plain text on the screen within the log window when it is
logging into an ftp server. A malicious collegue who is watching the
screen could gain access to the users shell on the remote machine.

This problem has been fixed by the Security Team in version 2.0.6a-3.2
for the stable Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your gftp package."


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