GLSA-200807-11 : PeerCast: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 33557


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
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-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33557

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200807-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/07/23

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2008/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2040

OSVDB: 44924

GLSA: 200807-11

CWE: 119