GLSA-200705-01 : Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 25131
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-01 (Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Bryan Burns of Juniper Networks discovered a vulnerability in chunkcounter.cpp when processing large or negative idx values, and a directory traversal vulnerability in torrent.cpp.
A remote attacker could entice a user to download a specially crafted torrent file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Ktorrent.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Ktorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.1.3'