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[GLSA-200503-37] LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-37
(LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information)


Two input validation errors were found in the handling of Gnutella
GET requests (CVE-2005-0788) and magnet requests (CVE-2005-0789).

Impact

A remote attacker can craft a specific Gnutella GET request or use
directory traversal on magnet requests to read arbitrary files on the
system with the rights of the user running LimeWire.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0788
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0789
http://secunia.com/advisories/14555/


Solution:
All LimeWire users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/limewire-4.8.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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