Ktorrent: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200705-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ktorrent allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

net-p2p/ktorrent on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.1.3
Unaffected versions >= 2.1.3

Background

Ktorrent is a Bittorrent client for KDE.

Description

Bryan Burns of Juniper Networks discovered a vulnerability in chunkcounter.cpp when processing large or negative idx values, and a directory traversal vulnerability in torrent.cpp.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to download a specially crafted torrent file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Ktorrent.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Ktorrent users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/ktorrent-2.1.3"

References

Release Date
May 01, 2007

Latest Revision
May 01, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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