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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0646

Original release date: 02/07/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The bdecode_recursive function in include/libtorrent/bencode.hpp in Rasterbar Software libtorrent before 0.12.1, as used in Deluge before and other products, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack exhaustion and crash) via a crafted bencoded message.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://libtorrent.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/libtorrent/branches/RC_0_12/include/libtorrent/bencode.hpp?r1=956&r2=1968&pathrev=1968
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://libtorrent.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/libtorrent/branches/RC_0_13/include/libtorrent/bencode.hpp?view=log&pathrev=1968
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://deluge-torrent.org/Changelog.php
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1198
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0384
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://libtorrent.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/libtorrent/trunk/include/libtorrent/bencode.hpp?view=log&pathrev=1968
External Source: BID
Name: 27597
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0383
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://libtorrent.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/libtorrent/branches/RC_0_12/include/libtorrent/bencode.hpp?view=log&pathrev=1968#rev1968

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:deluge_team:deluge: and previous versions
* cpe:/a:rasterbar_software:libtorrent:0.12 and previous versions

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