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NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.
Rating: Less critical
Impact: Denial of Service
Where: From remote
"uTorrent is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client for Windows with many features.".
"BitTorrent is the global standard for accessing rich media over the Internet."
Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in uTorrent and BitTorrent, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of HTTP requests and can be exploited to crash the application by sending an HTTP request containing a malformed "Range" header string.
Successful exploitation requires that the Web UI interface is enabled (not default).
The vulnerability is fixed in BitTorrent version 6.0.3 (build 8642) and in uTorrent version 1.8beta (build 10524).
Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2008-0071 for the vulnerability.
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