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Open DC Hub: Remote code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200411-37 / opendchub
Release Date November 28, 2004
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-p2p/opendchub < 0.7.14-r2 >= 0.7.14-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #72371


Open DC Hub contains a buffer overflow that can be exploited to allow remote code execution.

2.  Impact Information


Open DC Hub is the hub software for the Direct Connect file sharing network.


Donato Ferrante discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the RedirectAll command of the Open DC Hub.


Upon exploitation, a remote user with administrative privileges can execute arbitrary code on the system running the Open DC Hub.

3.  Resolution Information


Only give administrative rights to trusted users.


All Open DC Hub users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/opendchub-0.7.14-r2"

4.  References


Page updated November 28, 2004

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