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PeerCast: Buffer overflow

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200603-17 / peercast
Release Date March 21, 2006
Latest Revision March 21, 2006: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-sound/peercast < 0.1217 >= 0.1217 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #123432

Synopsis

PeerCast is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

PeerCast is a Peer to Peer broadcasting technology for listening to radio and watching video on the Internet.

Description

INFIGO discovered a problem in the URL handling code. Buffers that are allocated on the stack can be overflowed inside of nextCGIarg() function.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted request to the HTTP server, a remote attacker can cause a stack overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/peercast-0.1217"

4.  References



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