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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200902-05
(KTorrent: Multiple vulnerabilitites)
The web interface plugin does not restrict access to the torrent upload
functionality (CVE-2008-5905) and does not sanitize request parameters
properly (CVE-2008-5906) .
A remote attacker could send specially crafted parameters to the web
interface that would allow for arbitrary torrent uploads and remote
code execution with the privileges of the KTorrent process.
Disabling the web interface plugin will prevent exploitation of both
issues. Click 'Plugins' in the configuration menu and uncheck the
checkbox left of 'WebInterface', then apply the changes.
See also :
All KTorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.2.8'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35731 (gentoo_GLSA-200902-05.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 31927
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5905CVE-2008-5906
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