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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   uTorrent Vendors:   utorrent.com
uTorrent Stack Overflow in Processing '.torrent' File 'created by' String Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020664
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020664
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4434   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 19 2009
Original Entry Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in uTorrent. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a '.torrent' file with a specially crafted 'created by' string that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Rhys Kidd reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=44003

Vendor URL:  utorrent.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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