GLSA-200801-22 : PeerCast: Buffer overflow
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 30139
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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'.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/peercast-0.1218'