GLSA-200406-19 : giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14530
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-19 (giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack)
Alan Fitton found a vulnerability in the giFT-FastTrack plugin in version 0.8.6 and earlier. It can be used to remotely crash the giFT daemon.
Attackers may use this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service attack against the giFT daemon. There is no risk of code execution.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.
SolutionAll users should upgrade to the latest available version of gift-fasttrack:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7' # emerge '>=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7'