Knud Erik HĂ¸jgaard discovered a vulnerability in moxftp (and xftp respectively), an Athena X interface to FTP. Insufficient bounds checking could lead to execution of arbitrary code, provided by a malicious FTP server. Erik Tews fixed this.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2-18.1.
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2-13.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2-18.20.
We recommend that you upgrade your xftp package.