GLSA-200506-15 : PeerCast: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

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

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1806