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<glsa id="200506-15">
<title>PeerCast: Format string vulnerability</title>
PeerCast suffers from a format string vulnerability that could allow
arbitrary code execution.
<product type="ebuild">peercast</product>
<announced>June 19, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="media-sound/peercast" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.1212</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.1212</vulnerable>
PeerCast is a media streaming system based on P2P technology.
James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered that
PeerCast insecurely implements formatted printing when receiving a
request with a malformed URL.
<impact type="high">
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a request
with a specially crafted URL to a PeerCast server to execute arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-sound/peercast-0.1212&quot;</code>
<uri link=";article_id=00077-05282005">GulfTech Advisory</uri>
<uri link="">PeerCast Announcement</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-1806</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:02:57 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:42:18 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 19 Jun 2005 19:09:07 +0000">