Debian DSA-1597-2 : mt-daapd - multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 33178


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


Three vulnerabilities have been discovered in the mt-daapd DAAP audio server (also known as the Firefly Media Server). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following three problems :

- CVE-2007-5824 Insufficient validation and bounds checking of the Authorization: HTTP header enables a heap buffer overflow, potentially enabling the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-5825 Format string vulnerabilities in debug logging within the authentication of XML-RPC requests could enable the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-1771 An integer overflow weakness in the handling of HTTP POST variables could allow a heap buffer overflow and potentially arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade the mt-daapd package.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.4+r1376-1.1+etch2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33178

File Name: debian_DSA-1597.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/16/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mt-daapd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2008

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5824, CVE-2007-5825, CVE-2008-1771

BID: 28860, 26310

CWE: 20, 189, 134

DSA: 1597