BitTorrent Web Interface Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2014-12-09T00:00:00
ID ZDI-14-418
Type zdi
Reporter lokihardt@asrt
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of BitTorent. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the web interface bound to port 10000. By providing the right pairing values an attacker would be able to provide a command to be executed right after the torrent finishes the download. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.