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<glsa id="200801-22">
<title>PeerCast: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in PeerCast.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">peercast</product>
<announced>January 30, 2008</announced>
<revised>January 30, 2008: 02</revised>
<bug>202747</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-sound/peercast" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.1218</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.1218</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
PeerCast is a client and server for P2P-radio network
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Luigi Auriemma reported a heap-based buffer overflow within the
"handshakeHTTP()" function when processing HTTP requests.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the
vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the PeerCast
server, usually "nobody".
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-sound/peercast-0.1218&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6454">CVE-2007-6454</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 11 Jan 2008 08:22:19 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:51:49 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:04:06 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
</glsa>