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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Buffer overflow in the web interface in BitTorrent 6.0.1 (build 7859) and earlier, and uTorrent 1.7.6 (build 7859) and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) via a crafted Range header. NOTE: this is probably a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-0071 and CVE-2008-0364.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


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