Advisory Details

December 9th, 2014

BitTorrent Web Interface Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-418
ZDI-CAN-2352

CVE ID CVE-2014-8515
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS BitTorrent
AFFECTED PRODUCTS BitTorrent
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of BitTorent. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the web interface bound to port 10000. By providing the right pairing values an attacker would be able to provide a command to be executed right after the torrent finishes the download. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS BitTorrent has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://download-new.utorrent.com/endpoint/utorrent/os/windows/track/stable/
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-10-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-12-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT lokihardt@asrt
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