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PeerCast: Buffer overflow



PeerCast: Buffer overflow
PeerCast: Buffer overflow



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200807-11
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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      < 0.1218-r1                >= 0.1218-r1

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

Impact
=====
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 ">=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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