GLSA-200801-22 : PeerCast: Buffer overflow

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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-200801-22
(PeerCast: Buffer overflow)

Luigi Auriemma reported a heap-based buffer overflow within the
'handshakeHTTP()' function when processing HTTP requests.

Impact :

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'.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/peercast-0.1218'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30139 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6454

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