GLSA 200807-11 PeerCast: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 07/21/2008 08:55 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200807-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: PeerCast: Buffer overflow
Date: July 21, 2008
Bugs: #220281
ID: 200807-11

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability in PeerCast may allow for the remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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PeerCast is a client and server for P2P-radio networks.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/peercast lt; 0.1218-r1 gt;= 0.1218-r1

Description
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Nico Golde reported a boundary error in the HTTP::getAuthUserPass()
function when processing overly long HTTP Basic authentication
requests.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to the
vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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-0.1218-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2040
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2040

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-200807-11.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 2008 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/2.5



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