GLSA 200506-15: PeerCast: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 06/20/2005 04:12 AM

A PeerCast security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: PeerCast: Format string vulnerability
Date: June 19, 2005
Bugs: #96199
ID: 200506-15

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Synopsis
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PeerCast suffers from a format string vulnerability that could allow arbitrary code execution.

Background
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PeerCast is a media streaming system based on P2P technology.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/peercast lt; 0.1212 gt;= 0.1212

Description
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James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered that PeerCast insecurely implements formatted printing when receiving a request with a malformed URL.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a request with a specially crafted URL to a PeerCast server to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/peercast-0.1212"

References
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[ 1 ] GulfTech Advisory
http://www.gulftech.org/?node=researcharticle_id=00077-05282005
[ 2 ] PeerCast Announcement
http://www.peercast.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11596

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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