BitComet .torrent file publisher name buffer overflow

bitcomet-torrent-publisher-bo (24229) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


BitComet is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of the publisher name field in a .torrent file. By creating a malicious .torrent file with an overly long publisher name, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause BitComet to crash or execute arbitrary code on the victim's system, once a user downloads the file and clicks on the publisher name.


Gain Access


Download the latest version of BitComet (0.61 or later), available from the BitComet Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • BitComet 0.60


Jan 18, 2006

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