[ GLSA 200406-19 ] giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack

2004-06-25T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:6393
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-06-25T00:00:00

Description

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-19


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

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


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

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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 &quot;&gt;=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7&quot;

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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