giFT-FastTrack: remote denial of service attack
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200406-19 / giFT-FastTrack
||June 24, 2004
||May 22, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
There is a vulnerability where a carefully crafted signal sent to the
giFT-FastTrack plugin will cause the giFT daemon to crash.
giFT-FastTrack is a plugin for the giFT file-sharing application. It
allows giFT users to connect to the fasttrack network to share files.
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
Attackers may use this vulnerability to perform a Denial of Service
attack against the giFT daemon. There is no risk of code execution.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.
All users should upgrade to the latest available version of
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7"
# emerge ">=net-p2p/gift-fasttrack-0.8.7"