giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack

2004-06-24T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200406-19
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2006-05-22T00:00:00

Description

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.

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"