GLSA-200705-01 : Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-01
(Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

Solution :

All Ktorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.1.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25131 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1384