Debian: New ktorrent packages fix directory traversal
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that ktorrent, a BitTorrent client for KDE, was vulnerable to a directory traversal bug which potentially allowed remote users to overwrite arbitrary files.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1373-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
September 11th, 2007                  http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : ktorrent
Vulnerability  : directory traversal
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-1799
Debian Bug     : 432007

It was discovered that ktorrent, a BitTorrent client for KDE, was vulnerable
to a directory traversal bug which potentially allowed remote users to
overwrite arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this package was not present.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem was fixed in version
2.2.1.dfsg.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ktorrent package.


Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      663 ec1366a6819ce30b5891b7c4e0e51986
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2183095 3aef60283e457b7e13c1719387251612
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    12570 09ef4b627881d0aa29f682dbcf860ae7

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1678764 e9fec2e0c67431d8df32f97fd42dd408

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1587096 dea2c2add2b28f51c37838104cbacab6

arm architecture (ARM)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1676742 4b3494cbabc09ae553459934d3544536

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1760846 6f4a58a69b7b61d71f8269c38351d96c

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1580584 0a98af7db2be8b6a01d4eeb4da3d20ef

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1801310 4c336b16545584e3047e5f4ba11a3994

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1537750 36579943948e4d73039399978fbc138a

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1518836 5d8c0b09e86c98680d083e903c4ca0cc

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1563558 b4d85977441bd37b7390af3efe924ad4

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_2.0.3+dfsg1-2etch1_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1553024 cb40c3218f0c300590ea2ae91a577a36


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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