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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5905

Original release date: 01/15/2009
Last revised: 05/09/2009


The web interface plugin in KTorrent before 3.1.4 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and upload arbitrary torrent files, and trigger the start of downloads and seeding, via a crafted HTTP POST request.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32447
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34003
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ktorrent.org/?q=node/23
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33675
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32442
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-711-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=244741
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=504178
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090108 CVE request: ktorrent
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2911
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200902-05
External Source: XF
Name: ktorrent-webinterface-weak-security(46117)
External Source: BID
Name: 31927

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)