Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ktorrent vulnerabilities (USN-711-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 37842


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


It was discovered that KTorrent did not properly restrict access when using the web interface plugin. A remote attacker could use a crafted http request and upload arbitrary torrent files to trigger the start of downloads and seeding. (CVE-2008-5905)

It was discovered that KTorrent did not properly handle certain parameters when using the web interface plugin. A remote attacker could use crafted http requests to execute arbitrary PHP code.

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 and / or ktorrent-dbg packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37842

File Name: ubuntu_USN-711-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ktorrent, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ktorrent-dbg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5905, CVE-2008-5906

BID: 31927

CWE: 20, 264

USN: 711-1