GLSA-200712-18 : Multi-Threaded DAAP Daemon: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 29815
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-18 (Multi-Threaded DAAP Daemon: Multiple vulnerabilities)
nnp discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the XML-RPC handler in the file webserver.c. The ws_addarg() function contains a format string vulnerability, as it does not properly sanitize username and password data from the 'Authorization: Basic' HTTP header line (CVE-2007-5825).
The ws_decodepassword() and ws_getheaders() functions do not correctly handle empty Authorization header lines, or header lines without a ':' character, leading to NULL pointer dereferences (CVE-2007-5824).
A remote attacker could send specially crafted HTTP requests to the web server in the Multi-Threaded DAAP Daemon, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the web server or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Multi-Threaded DAAP Daemon users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mt-daapd-0.2.4.1'