GLSA 200603-17 PeerCast: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 03/21/2006 03:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PeerCast: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: PeerCast: Buffer overflow
Date: March 21, 2006
Bugs: #123432
ID: 200603-17

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/peercast lt; 0.1217 gt;= 0.1217

Description
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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.

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 version:

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

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1148
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2006-1148

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-200603-17.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 2006 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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