DSA-1817 ctorrent -- stack-based buffer overflow
|ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8260||Date: (C)2009-12-15 (M)2017-10-04|
|Class: PATCH||Family: unix|
Michael Brooks discovered that ctorrent, a text-mode bittorrent client, does not verify the length of file paths in torrent files. An attacker can exploit this via a crafted torrent that contains a long file path to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user opening the file. The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain ctorrent.