FreeBSD : peercast -- buffer overflow vulnerability (31435fbc-ae73-11dc-a5f9-001a4d49522b)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29770


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Luigi Auriemma reports that peercast is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could lead to a DoS or potentially remote code execution :

The handshakeHTTP function which handles all the requests received by the other clients is vulnerable to a heap overflow which allows an attacker to fill the loginPassword and loginMount buffers located in the Servent class with how much data he wants.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 29770

File Name: freebsd_pkg_31435fbcae7311dca5f9001a4d49522b.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/24

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:peercast, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6454

Secunia: 28120

CWE: 119