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dannyandamie
2008-01-26, 09:31 AM
I just DL uTorrent after the recent bug in the Bittorrent. I used the "official bittorrent client" and have switched to utorrent. They look the same. Are they? This is the "new" one w/o the bug right?

saltman
2008-01-26, 12:31 PM
The new one has the bug. The old bittorrent didn't look like utorrent. they started to look like each other when bittorrent bought utorrent and became utorrent.

these are the ones without the bug


utorrent
1.6.0 (474) fine (but vulnerable to exploit1)
1.6.1 (488) fine
1.6.1 (489) fine
1.6.1 (490) fine
1.7.0 (3353) bugged
1.7.1 (3360) bugged
1.7.2 (3458) bugged
1.7.3 (4470) bugged
1.7.4 (4482) bugged
1.7.5 (4602) bugged

U2Lynne
2008-01-26, 12:35 PM
1.7.6 uTorrent is fine and the link to download it is here:


edit: removed link. See next post for link to latest release

saltman
2008-01-26, 12:55 PM
1.7.7 is out with some more fixes. came out yesterday. i haven't checked for updates in a while, I guess.


http://download.utorrent.com/1.7.7/utorrent.exe

lee.ka
2008-01-27, 01:03 PM
This probably isn't the right thread to say this, but thanks for all your hard work keeping us up to date and secure. I (and most likely others) would not have known about the recent uTorrent probs without having seen it here. :clap:

cicada
2008-01-27, 04:36 PM
The new one has the bug. The old bittorrent didn't look like utorrent. they started to look like each other when bittorrent bought utorrent and became utorrent.

these are the ones without the bug


utorrent
1.6.0 (474) fine (but vulnerable to exploit1)
1.6.1 (488) fine
1.6.1 (489) fine
1.6.1 (490) fine
1.7.0 (3353) bugged
1.7.1 (3360) bugged
1.7.2 (3458) bugged
1.7.3 (4470) bugged
1.7.4 (4482) bugged
1.7.5 (4602) bugged

I have not had any problems with Utorrent1.6.0 (474), but it appears that it is possible to exploit. What would the result be of an exploit? Would I know? Is that catastrophic or does it mean something else?

Can I now upgrade to 1.6.1 (488)? Any idea where I could locate that version?

Like many others, I would prefer to avoid the current Utorrent versions. But, I don't want to be stupid (even though it works out that way, sometimes). Thanks!

saltman
2008-01-27, 04:48 PM
the exploit that 1.60 is vulnerable to is similar to the one that the 1.74, etc. is also vulnerable too. The newest versions of utorrent are not vulnerable (The links above.). If you want an older version go here.

http://filehippo.com/download_utorrent/?2244