Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ktorrent vulnerabilities (USN-711-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that KTorrent did not properly restrict access when
using the web interface plugin. A remote attacker could use a crafted
http request and upload arbitrary torrent files to trigger the start
of downloads and seeding. (CVE-2008-5905)

It was discovered that KTorrent did not properly handle certain
parameters when using the web interface plugin. A remote attacker
could use crafted http requests to execute arbitrary PHP code.
(CVE-2008-5906).

Solution :

Update the affected ktorrent and / or ktorrent-dbg packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37842 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5905
CVE-2008-5906