GLSA 200406-19 - giFT-FastTrack
Posted on: 06/24/2004 04:54 PM

A giFT-FastTrack updated is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack
Date: June 24, 2004
Bugs: #54452
ID: 200406-19

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Synopsis
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There is a vulnerability where a carefully crafted signal sent to the giFT-FastTrack plugin will cause the giFT daemon to crash.

Background
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giFT-FastTrack is a plugin for the giFT file-sharing application. It allows giFT users to connect to the fasttrack network to share files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-p2p/gift-fasttrack <= 0.8.6 >= 0.8.7

Description
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Alan Fitton found a vulnerability in the giFT-FastTrack plugin in version 0.8.6 and earlier. It can be used to remotely crash the giFT daemon.

Impact
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Attackers may use this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service attack against the giFT daemon. There is no risk of code execution.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.

Resolution
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All users should upgrade to the latest available version of gift-fasttrack:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7"
# emerge ">=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7"

References
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[ 1 ] giFT-FastTrack announcement
http://gift-fasttrack.berlios.de/

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-19.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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