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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 12:45:24 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: vsftpd problem in deny_hosts

On Tue, Feb 03, 2015 at 09:28:36AM +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> IBM reported to us a problem in vsftpd deny_hosts problem.
> CVE-2015-1419
> Description;
>  Set the option "deny_file" in /etc/vsftpd.conf on a top-directory (for example "deny_file=/home/*")
>  Then log in with ftp and try to cd to "/home/" first, which will fail, then try to cd to "/./home/" which will succeed!
>  The latter case shouldn't be possible as well!

What does upstream say about this?  (CC'ing.)


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