MLDonkey: Information disclosure — GLSA 200903-36

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

Affected Packages

net-p2p/mldonkey on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.0.0
Unaffected versions >= 3.0.0

Background

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

Description

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

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

Workaround

Disable the web interface or restrict access to it.

Resolution

All MLDonkey users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
March 23, 2009

Latest Revision
March 23, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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