uTorrent Must Be Updated ASAP!

uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent download clients available on the web, must be updated as soon as possible as a new vulnerability has been discovered in
the application. SecurityFocus today reported that certain releases of both BitTorrent and uTorrent include a "peers windows remote denial of service vulnerability."

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According to the report, uTorrent 1.7.5, 1.6.1, 1.6 and BitTorrent 6.0 are all affected by the glitch, but previous versions might be also vulnerable. The only version which seems to be avoided by the vulnerability is uTorrent 1.7.6, so users of this release can employ their BitTorrent client as safe as anytime before.

"BitTorrent and uTorrent are prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability because the applications fail to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied data. Attackers can exploit this issue to crash the affected application, denying service to legitimate user," SecurityFocus explained in the advisory.

Both applications are extremely popular in a virtual world dominated by peer-to-peer and file sharing software solutions. To prove you that, here's some statistics provided by our Windows downloads section available right here on Softpedia: BitTorrent, a p2p file sharing client available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, has recorded no less than 480,744 while uTorrent has attracted 449,044 hits. And keep in mind that uTorrent has only 254 KB!

In case you're one of the vulnerable users out there, you're probably looking for a solution to patch and correct the flaw. According to reports, uTorrent can be easily fixed by deploying the latest version of the application, especially designed by the vendor to repair the reported vulnerability.

If you want to download the latest uTorrent release, you can take it straight from Softpedia using the following link. Also, the newest version of BitTorrent can be found here.

[Source: softpedia]