Advisory Details

July 20th, 2015

BitTorrent/uTorrent URI Protocol Command Line Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-358
ZDI-CAN-2623

CVE ID CVE-2015-5474
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS BitTorrent
BitTorrent
AFFECTED PRODUCTS BitTorrent
uTorrent
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 16991. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


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

The vulnerability relates to how BitTorrent and uTorrent handle URLs with the bittorrent or magnet protocol. By navigating the user to a specially formed link starting with bittorrent: or magnet:, an attacker can inject arbitrary command line parameters that will be passed to the BitTorrent or uTorrent executable. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS BitTorrent has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://download-new.utorrent.com/uuid/1b11272b-e9c2-4f5a-aed5-cc23bcf7ef37
BitTorrent has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://download-new.utorrent.com/uuid/1b11272b-e9c2-4f5a-aed5-cc23bcf7ef37
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-11-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-07-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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