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Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:55:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: ftpd

On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Josh Bressers wrote:

> ----- "Steven M. Christey" <> wrote:
> > CVE-2008-4247 is for *BSD's ftpd; CVE-2008-4242 is for ProFTPD.
> >
> I'm pretty sure this also affects at least wu-ftpd, but looking into what
> else is on my list of things to do.  From my quick investigation, the file
> in question (ftpcmd.y) is in lots of other ftp daemons, and the code is
> eerily similar.

If the same file is affected, and it's known, then technically these all
stem from the same bad code and thus retain the same CVE.

We split ProFTPD from ftpd largely based on ProFTPD's statement that "it's
an independent source tree from the ground up."

- Steve

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