GLSA-200705-01 : Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 25131


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ktorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25131

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/02

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ktorrent, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1384, CVE-2007-1385, CVE-2007-1799

OSVDB: 33980, 33981

GLSA: 200705-01