GLSA-200801-22 : PeerCast: Buffer overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 30139


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 30139

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/02/01

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:peercast, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6454

OSVDB: 40250

GLSA: 200801-22

CWE: 119