Debian Security Advisory

DLA-511-1 libtorrent-rasterbar -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Jun 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 826380.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5301.
More information:

A specially crafted HTTP response from a tracker (or potentially a UPnP broadcast) can crash libtorrent in the parse_chunk_header() function. Although this function is not present in this version, upstream's additional sanity checks were added to abort the program if necessary instead of crashing it.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.15.10-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtorrent-rasterbar packages.

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