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5.354. vsftpd

An updated vsftpd package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The vsftpd package includes a Very Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) daemon, which is used to serve files over a network.

Bug Fix

BZ#910371
The vsftpd daemon supports FTP clients that provide the set of commands "proxy ftp-command". These commands provide the ability to transfer data from one server to another through FTP client. Previously, the vsftpd version failed to establish data connections to another server opened with the "proxy get [file]" command and sent the data connection request to the client instead. With this update, the vsftpd version is able to establish data connections to another FTP server using the "proxy get [file]" command.
Users of vsftpd are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug. The vsftpd daemon must be restarted for this update to take effect.
Updated vsftpd packages that fix multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The vsftpd package provides the VSFTP (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol) daemon.

Bug Fixes

BZ#701300
Prior to this update, the configuration file specified the wrong default log file. As a consequence, the logrotate script could not find and consequently rotate the vsftpd log file which resulted in an unnecessarily large vsftpd log. This update specifies /var/log/xferlog as its default log file in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf, which enables log rotation on vsftpd log files.
BZ#708657
Prior to this update, the RLIMIT_AS value (100 MB) was insufficient. As a consequence, LDAP could not use vsftpd for authentication to the system. This update increases the initial RLIMIT_AS value to 200 MB, and vsftpd now can be used for LDAP authentication as expected.
BZ#717411
Prior to this update, vsftpd did not handle file transfer failures correctly if the ftp-data port was blocked on the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client. As a consequence, vsftpd could become unresponsive. This update modifies the underlying code so that the vsftp daemon reports such failures to the FTP client and the data transfer is now terminated as expected.
BZ#745133
Prior to this update, the man page of the vsftpd.conf file contained incorrect default values for "max_per_ip" and "max_clients" options. This update introduces the correct default values for these two options.
BZ#752954
Prior to this update, the DNS reverse lookup feature could not be disabled. This update adds the "reverse_lookup_enable" parameter, which allows to enable or disable the DNS reverse lookup functionality.
BZ#765757
Prior to this update, vsftpd also listed the CHMOD command when the "chmod_enable" option was disabled. This update modifies the help file so that vsftpd no longer lists the CHMOD command when the command is disabled.
BZ#785061
Prior to this update, listing files could cause an overflow error if a directory contained files with a User or Group ID that was higher then the maximum value 2147483647 of the "signed int" data type. As a consequence, the FTP connection was terminated. This update modifies vsftpd to support UIDs and GIDs above the maximum value of the "unsigned int" data type. Directory content is now listed as expected in the scenario described.
BZ#785084
Prior to this update, the ls command did not support square brackets as wildcard characters in FTP connections. This update improves wildcard characters support in vsftpd and square brackets can now be used in regular expressions with the ls command.
BZ#785642
Prior to this update, the "listen()" function in vsftpd could, under certain circumstances, fail under heavy load. As a consequence, the socket became blocked. This update closes failed sockets and creates new a socket to cointinue listening.
All users of vsftpd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.