GLSA-200506-15 : PeerCast: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-15
(PeerCast: Format string vulnerability)

James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered that
PeerCast insecurely implements formatted printing when receiving a
request with a malformed URL.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a request
with a specially crafted URL to a PeerCast server to execute arbitrary
code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00077-05282005
http://www.nessus.org/u?e6e449b3
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-15.xml

Solution :

All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/peercast-0.1212'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18530 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1806