An updated gFTP package that fixes a directory traversal issue is now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
gFTP is a multi-threaded FTP client for the X Window System.
A directory traversal bug was found in gFTP. If a user can be tricked into downloading a file from a malicious ftp server, it is possible to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0372 to this issue.
Users of gftp should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported fix for this issue.
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