FreeBSD : peercast -- arbitrary code execution (402ae710-26a2-11dd-ae05-825f4c35000a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56490


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


Nico Golde discovered that PeerCast, a P2P audio and video streaming server, is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP Basic Authentication code, allowing a remote attacker to crash PeerCast or execure arbitrary code.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56490

File Name: freebsd_pkg_402ae71026a211ddae05825f4c35000a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/14

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:peercast, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/05/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2040

BID: 28986

Secunia: 30020

CWE: 119