GLSA-200907-14 : Rasterbar libtorrent: Directory traversal

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39868


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-14 (Rasterbar libtorrent: Directory traversal)

census reported a directory traversal vulnerability in src/torrent_info.cpp that can be triggered via .torrent files.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system using Rasterbar libtorrent to load a specially crafted BitTorrent file to create or overwrite arbitrary files using dot dot sequences in filenames.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Rasterbar libtorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/rb_libtorrent-0.13-r1' All Deluge users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-p2p/deluge-1.1.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39868

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200907-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/20

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:deluge, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rb_libtorrent, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1760

OSVDB: 55070

GLSA: 200907-14

CWE: 22