Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : ktorrent vulnerabilities (USN-436-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28031
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionBryan 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ktorrent package.