Gentoo Logo

Streamripper: Multiple remote buffer overflows


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200609-01 / streamripper
Release Date September 06, 2006
Latest Revision September 06, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-sound/streamripper < 1.61.26 >= 1.61.26 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #144861


Streamripper is vulnerable to multiple remote buffer overflows, leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Streamripper extracts and records individual MP3 file tracks from SHOUTcast streams.


Ulf Harnhammar, from the Debian Security Audit Project, has found that Streamripper is vulnerable to multiple stack based buffer overflows caused by improper bounds checking when processing malformed HTTP headers.


By enticing a user to connect to a malicious server, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Streamripper

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Streamripper users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/streamripper-1.61.26"

4.  References


Page updated September 06, 2006

Summary: This is a Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Security Team
Contact Address

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.