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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information (GLSA 200503-37)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 31, 2005
Bug(s): #85380
ID: 200503-37

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities in LimeWire can be exploited to disclose sensitive information.

Background

LimeWire is a Java peer-to-peer client compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol.

Affected Packages

Package: net-p2p/limewire
Vulnerable: < 4.8.1
Unaffected: >= 4.8.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Two input validation errors were found in the handling of Gnutella GET requests (CAN-2005-0788) and magnet requests (CAN-2005-0789).

Impact

A remote attacker can craft a specific Gnutella GET request or use directory traversal on magnet requests to read arbitrary files on the system with the rights of the user running LimeWire.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All LimeWire users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/limewire-4.8.1"


References

CAN-2005-0788
CAN-2005-0789
Secunia Advisory SA14555


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