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|Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200801-22 ] PeerCast: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: PeerCast: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200801-22)
Date: January 30, 2008
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in PeerCast.
PeerCast is a client and server for P2P-radio network
Vulnerable: < 0.1218
Unaffected: >= 0.1218
Architectures: All supported architectures
Luigi Auriemma reported a heap-based buffer overflow within the "handshakeHTTP()" function when processing HTTP requests.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the PeerCast server, usually "nobody".
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/peercast-0.1218"