LimeWire < 4.8.0 Directory Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2710


The remote client is vulnerable to an arbitrary file download flaw.


The remote host is running LimeWire, a Gnutella client used for peer-to-peer file sharing. The host is running a version of Limewire that is vulnerable to a remote exploit via a parsing error. An attacker exploiting this flaw would pass the client a specially formatted request which, when processed, would give the attacker the ability to download any file on the Gnutella client.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2710

File Name: 2710.prm

Published: 2005/03/15

Modified: 2016/01/21

Nessus ID: 17973

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:limewire:limewire

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0788, CVE-2005-0789

BID: 12802