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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37842 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31927

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

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