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uTorrent Vulnerable to Remote Exploits

Postby p2p-sharing-rules » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:26 pm

uTorrent is vulnerable to remote exploits (example) if the announce field of the .torrent file exceeds 4800 Bytes. This causes a buffer-overflow, and allow hackers to run their exploits. Note that these announce fields are normally smaller, so you have to be tricked into downloading a malicious torrent first.

The exploit is found in uTorrent 1.6 (build 474), but might affect older versions as well. It is reported that the exploit works on Windows 2000, and both Windows XP Service Pack 1 and 2.

The good news is that these exploits are only triggered by .torrent files that are designed to exploit uTorrent. This means that people are relatively safe if they watch out where they download their torrents from.

Update: This vulnerability has been fixed in the latest beta.
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Re: uTorrent Vulnerable to Remote Exploits

Postby seyldia » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:07 am

How does utorrent work using the piratebay to search for movies? i wanted to burn the movie princess protection to a dvd+R cd using the utorrent.. the movie is currently downloading in the utorrent program.. what do i do next? antoher question: can we download more than 1 movies on 1 cd id there is room using utorrent?
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Re: uTorrent Vulnerable to Remote Exploits

Postby p2p-sharing-rules » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:26 am

If you mean to add the piratebay to the search options in utorrent. Go to 'Preferences' --> click on the + next to 'Advanced' --> click on 'UI Extras' --> copy and paste this: PirateBay|http://thepiratebay.org/search/.

You can't use utorrent to burn a DVD+R. You'll need to use burning software like Nero. Nero Burnlite 10 is the free version. Free alternatives to Nero.

A CD-/+R can only fit 1 700mb size (avi/mpg etc..) movie. A single layer (DVD-5) DVD-/+R you can fit 6 700mb size (avi/mpg etc..) movies on it.
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