chopper used our newssubmit to tell us:
BearShare is a Windows file sharing program from Free Peers, Inc. that lets you, your friends, and everyone in the world share files. A serious security vulnerability in the product allows remote attackers to download any file on the local disk, even if it hasn’t been added to the shared list.
Ah is this why there is on the Bearshare news:
4/1/01: Older BearShare servents are correctly dropped even before the 14th of the month.
Be sure to check if you have the latest version just in case! Download new ones here: http://www.bearshare.com/download.htm. Also we heard the program is spyware (it contacts the internet without your permission?)… Could anyone test this or provide us with some prove?