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[ GLSA 200406-19 ] giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 22:39:22 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200406-19
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  Severity: Low
     Title: giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack
      Date: June 24, 2004
      Bugs: #54452
        ID: 200406-19

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Synopsis
========

There is a vulnerability where a carefully crafted signal sent to the
giFT-FastTrack plugin will cause the giFT daemon to crash.

Background
==========

giFT-FastTrack is a plugin for the giFT file-sharing application. It
allows giFT users to connect to the fasttrack network to share files.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /   Vulnerable   /             Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-p2p/gift-fasttrack       <= 0.8.6                    >= 0.8.7

Description
===========

Alan Fitton found a vulnerability in the giFT-FastTrack plugin in
version 0.8.6 and earlier. It can be used to remotely crash the giFT
daemon.

Impact
======

Attackers may use this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service
attack against the giFT daemon. There is no risk of code execution.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.

Resolution
==========

All users should upgrade to the latest available version of
gift-fasttrack:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7"
    # emerge ">=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] giFT-FastTrack announcement
        http://gift-fasttrack.berlios.de/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-19.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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