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[ GLSA 200902-05 ] KTorrent: Multiple vulnerabilitites
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:41:42 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200902-05
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  Severity: High
     Title: KTorrent: Multiple vulnerabilitites
      Date: February 23, 2009
      Bugs: #244741
        ID: 200902-05

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Synopsis
========

Two vulnerabilities in the web interface plugin in KTorrent allow for
remote execution of code and arbitrary torrent uploads.

Background
==========

KTorrent is a BitTorrent program for KDE.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-p2p/ktorrent       < 2.2.8                           >= 2.2.8

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

The web interface plugin does not restrict access to the torrent upload
functionality (CVE-2008-5905) and does not sanitize request parameters
properly (CVE-2008-5906) .

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send specially crafted parameters to the web
interface that would allow for arbitrary torrent uploads and remote
code execution with the privileges of the KTorrent process.

Workaround
==========

Disabling the web interface plugin will prevent exploitation of both
issues. Click "Plugins" in the configuration menu and uncheck the
checkbox left of "WebInterface", then apply the changes.

Resolution
==========

All KTorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.2.8"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5905
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5905
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-5906
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5906

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-05.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
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.5


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