Exploit released for PC-hijack hole in µTorrent

by admin February 17, 2007 at 11:08 am

Here’s a major security issue that might have gotten buried in this week’s patch-release deluge: A critical code execution hole in ?µTorrent, everyone’s favorite lightweight torrent application.

What’s worse, exploit code that provides instructions on using dirty .torrent files in PC-takeover attacks has been publicly available for several days.

µTorrent, which is owned by Bram Cohen’s BitTorrent, Inc., has released version 1.6.1 to patch the vulnerability but, inexplicably, did not issue a warning to its users.

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