[SECURITY] Updated: lftp 4.6.1-2

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epa.gov
Mon Mar 23 07:40:00 GMT 2015

A new version of lftp, 4.6.1-2, is available in the Cygwin distribution. 

This is a security update.  It fixes a bug in which lftp would by default save
the key fingerprint of unverified hosts in the ssh known_hosts file
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180209).  The patched version adds
two new boolean options, fish:auto-confirm and sftp:auto-confirm, which
determine whether lftp will automatically answer "yes" to all ssh questions, in
particular to the question about a new host key.  The default for both options
is "no".

All lftp users are urged to upgrade to the new release.

lftp is a sophisticated file transfer program and ftp/http/bittorrent client. It
supports multiple network protocols.  It uses the readline library for input, so
it offers tab completion and command history.  It has job control and bookmarks.
It can mirror sites and transfer multiple files in parallel. It keeps trying
interrupted operations until it can complete them.

Andrew E. Schulman


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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