GLSA 200903-36 MLDonkey: Information disclosure
Posted on: 03/23/2009 11:15 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MLDonkey: Information disclosure. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-36
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MLDonkey: Information disclosure
Date: March 23, 2009
Bugs: #260072
ID: 200903-36

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in the MLDonkey web interface allows remote attackers
to disclose arbitrary files.

Background
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MLDonkey is a multi-network P2P application written in Ocaml, coming
with its own Gtk GUI, web and telnet interface.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-p2p/mldonkey lt; 3.0.0 gt;= 3.0.0

Description
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Michael Peselnik reported that src/utils/lib/url.ml in the web
interface of MLDonkey does not handle file names with leading double
slashes properly.

Impact
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A remote attacker could gain access to arbitrary files readable by the
user running the application.

Workaround
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Disable the web interface or restrict access to it.

Resolution
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All MLDonkey users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-p2p/mldonkey-3.0.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0753
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0753

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-200903-36.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 2009 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/2.5



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