Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ktorrent vulnerabilities (USN-711-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37842
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ktorrent and / or ktorrent-dbg packages.