A vulnerability has been reported in Rasterbar Software libtorrent, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the "bdecode_recursive()" function in include/libtorrent/bencode.hpp when processing certain bencoded data. This can be exploited to cause a stack overflow and crash an application using the library by sending specially crafted bencoded messages.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 0.12.1.
Solution: Update to version 0.12.1.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by the vendor.
Original Advisory: http://libtorrent.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/libtorrent/branches/RC_0_12/include/libtorrent/bencode.hpp?r1=956&r2=1968&pathrev=1968
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