Fedora 8 : rb_libtorrent-0.12-3.fc8 (2008-1198)

High Nessus Plugin ID 30157


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


A potential remote exploit was found in the bdecode_recursive routine that could trigger a stack overflow when passed malformed message data. This release adds a fix for this issue from the upstream subversion repository that limits the maximum recursive depth of this function.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected rb_libtorrent package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30157

File Name: fedora_2008-1198.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/05

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rb_libtorrent, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0646

FEDORA: 2008-1198

CWE: 119