GLSA-200903-36 : MLDonkey: Information disclosure

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-36
(MLDonkey: Information disclosure)

Michael Peselnik reported that src/utils/lib/url.ml in the web
interface of MLDonkey does not handle file names with leading double
slashes properly.

Impact :

A remote attacker could gain access to arbitrary files readable by the
user running the application.

Workaround :

Disable the web interface or restrict access to it.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200903-36.xml

Solution :

All MLDonkey users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/mldonkey-3.0.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36002 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-36.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0753