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Gentoo alert 200705-01 (ktorrent)

From:  Raphael Marichez <falco@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200705-01 ] Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:  Tue, 1 May 2007 20:32:13 +0200
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-01 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities Date: May 01, 2007 Bugs: #170303 ID: 200705-01 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ktorrent allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service. Background ========== Ktorrent is a Bittorrent client for KDE. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-p2p/ktorrent < 2.1.3 >= 2.1.3 Description =========== Bryan Burns of Juniper Networks discovered a vulnerability in chunkcounter.cpp when processing large or negative idx values, and a directory traversal vulnerability in torrent.cpp. Impact ====== A remote attacker could entice a user to download a specially crafted torrent file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Ktorrent. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All Ktorrent users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.1.3" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1384 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1384 [ 2 ] CVE-2007-1385 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1385 [ 3 ] CVE-2007-1799 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1799 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-01.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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