Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : ktorrent vulnerabilities (USN-436-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28031


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Bryan Burns of Juniper Networks discovered that KTorrent did not correctly validate the destination file paths nor the HAVE statements sent by torrent peers. A malicious remote peer could send specially crafted messages to overwrite files or execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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.


Update the affected ktorrent package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28031

File Name: ubuntu_USN-436-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ktorrent, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/09

Reference Information

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

BID: 22930

OSVDB: 33980, 33981

USN: 436-1