GLSA-200503-37 : LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information

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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-200503-37
(LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information)

Two input validation errors were found in the handling of Gnutella
GET requests (CAN-2005-0788) and magnet requests (CAN-2005-0789).

Impact :

A remote attacker can craft a specific Gnutella GET request or use
directory traversal on magnet requests to read arbitrary files on the
system with the rights of the user running LimeWire.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All LimeWire users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/limewire-4.8.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17667 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-37.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0788

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