Public Date:
591580: CVE-2010-2251 lftp: multiple HTTP client download filename vulnerability [OCERT 2010-001]

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The get1 command, as used by lftpget, in LFTP before 4.0.6 does not properly validate a server-provided filename before determining the destination filename of a download, which allows remote servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a Content-Disposition header that suggests a crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home directory.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2251 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the version of lftp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 as they did not include support for renaming files to a server-suggested file name.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (lftp) RHSA-2010:0585 2010-08-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 lftp Not affected

Last Modified

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