GLSA-200902-05 : KTorrent: Multiple vulnerabilitites
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35731
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200902-05 (KTorrent: Multiple vulnerabilitites)
The web interface plugin does not restrict access to the torrent upload functionality (CVE-2008-5905) and does not sanitize request parameters properly (CVE-2008-5906) .
A remote attacker could send specially crafted parameters to the web interface that would allow for arbitrary torrent uploads and remote code execution with the privileges of the KTorrent process.
Disabling the web interface plugin will prevent exploitation of both issues. Click 'Plugins' in the configuration menu and uncheck the checkbox left of 'WebInterface', then apply the changes.
SolutionAll KTorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.2.8'