FastTrack P2P message service denial of service

fasttrack-message-service-dos (8273) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The message service in FastTrack P2P technologies is vulnerable to a denial of service. A remote attacker can consume all available resources and crash the system by sending messages to the clients.


Denial of Service


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.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Feb 21 2002 - 21:38:53 CST: Morpheus, Kazaa and Grokster Remote DoS. Also Identity faking vulnerability..
  • Grokster Web site: Grokster for p2p or person to person file sharing.
  • KaZaA Download page: KaZaA Media Desktop 1.5 - Downloads.
  • BID-4122: FastTrack P2P Technology Message Service Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0314: fasttrack p2p, as used in (1) KaZaA before 1.5, (2) grokster, and (3) morpheus allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) via a series of client-to-client messages, which pops up new windows per message.
  • OSVDB ID: 59554: fasttrack Client-to-client Message Saturation Remote DoS

Platforms Affected:

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


Feb 22, 2002

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