The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Buffer overflows in (1) try_netscape_proxy and (2) try_squid_eplf for lftp 2.6.9 and earlier allow remote HTTP servers to execute arbitrary code via long directory names that are processed by the ls or rels commands.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (lftp)||RHSA-2003:404||December 16, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 7.2||RHSA-2003:403||December 16, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 7.3||RHSA-2003:403||December 16, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 8.0||RHSA-2003:403||December 16, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 9||RHSA-2003:403||December 16, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (lftp)||RHSA-2003:404||December 16, 2003|
Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Härnhammar for discovering and alerting us to this issue.
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