digip Posted January 18, 2008 Share Posted January 18, 2008 A few versions of BitTorrent and uTorrent programs currently contain a DoS bug. As of now, looks like uTorrent is the only one to have released an update(but don't quote me on that, as I only use uTorrent) It seems to be a unicode bug pertaining to long strings. More info from the txt link as well as POC file: http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/ruttorrent-adv.txt http://aluigi.org/poc/ruttorrent.zip Upgrade your preferred client if possible or use uTorrent 1.7.6 (build 7859) until your fav client releases a fix. They say no code can be executed in the DoS attack but it is probably only a matter of time before someone finds another way to exploit a unicode bug now that people are aware of it. The uTorrent team state the flaw affects all older uTorrent versions 1.6 and 1.7.x. too but have been quick to respond, releasing a new build - uTorrent 1.7.6 (build 7859) which has fixed the issue. - http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-clients...-attack-080117/ Funny related topic: http://hackd.net/2008/01/17/bittorrent-dos...t-for-the-riaa/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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