Updated vsftpd packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The vsftpd packages include a Very Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) daemon, which is used to serve files over a network.
- Prior to this update, the "local_max_rate" option did not work as expected. As a consequence, the transmission speed was significantly lower. This update extends the types of variables for calculating and accumulating the amount of transferred data and postpones the start of evaluation after the tenth evaluation.
- Previously, vsftpd server could not handle the use of "pam_exec.so" in the "pam.d" configuration file. Consequently, the vsftpd server considered new processes created by the "pam_exe.so" module to be its own and therefore attempted to catch them. When the processes were caught by "pam_exec.so", the vsftpd server became unresponsive. A patch has been applied to fix this bug, and the vsftpd server no longer hangs in the described situation.
Users of vsftpd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs. The vsftpd daemon must be restarted for this update to take effect.