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LimeWire: Disclosure of sensitive information


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200503-37 / LimeWire
Release Date March 31, 2005
Latest Revision March 31, 2005: 01
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-p2p/limewire < 4.8.1 >= 4.8.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #85380


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All LimeWire users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated March 31, 2005

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