GLSA-200901-05 : Streamripper: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 35349


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-05 (Streamripper: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Stefan Cornelius from Secunia Research reported multiple buffer overflows in the http_parse_sc_header(), http_get_pls() and http_get_m3u() functions in lib/http.c when parsing overly long HTTP headers, or pls and m3u playlists with overly long entries.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious 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 Streamripper users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/streamripper-1.64.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35349

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200901-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/01/12

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:streamripper, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4829

OSVDB: 49997

GLSA: 200901-05

CWE: 119