FastTrack P2P message service allows remote attacker to spoof identity

fasttrack-message-service-spoof (8272) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

The message service in FastTrack P2P technologies could allow a remote attacker to spoof another user's identity. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted GET request to port 1214 (message port) to spoof another user?s identity. By default, FastTrack P2P technologies clients listen on port 1214.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

For KaZaA:
Upgrade to the latest version of KaZaA (1.5 or later), available from the KaZaA Download page. See References.

For Grokster:
Upgrade to the latest version of Grokster (1.5 or later), available from the Grokster Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Grokster Grokster prior to 1.5
  • Music City Networks Morpheus 1.3
  • Sharman Networks KaZaA prior to 1.5

Reported:

Feb 22, 2002

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