GLSA 200503-37: LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive informati
Posted on: 03/31/2005 11:45 AM

A LimeWare security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-37
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information
Date: March 31, 2005
Bugs: #85380
ID: 200503-37

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Synopsis
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Two vulnerabilities in LimeWire can be exploited to disclose sensitive information.

Background
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LimeWire is a Java peer-to-peer client compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-p2p/limewire lt; 4.8.1 gt;= 4.8.1

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LimeWire users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-p2p/limewire-4.8.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0788
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0788
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-0789
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0789
[ 3 ] Secunia Advisory SA14555
http://secunia.com/advisories/14555/

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-200503-37.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 2005 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.0



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