GLSA-200807-11 : PeerCast: Buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 33557
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-11 (PeerCast: Buffer overflow)
Nico Golde reported a boundary error in the HTTP::getAuthUserPass() function when processing overly long HTTP Basic authentication requests.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
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-r1'