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<title>PeerCast: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow vulnerability in PeerCast may allow for the remote
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">peercast</product>
<announced>July 21, 2008</announced>
<revised>July 21, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>220281</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-sound/peercast" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.1218-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.1218-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
PeerCast is a client and server for P2P-radio networks.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Nico Golde reported a boundary error in the HTTP::getAuthUserPass()
function when processing overly long HTTP Basic authentication
requests.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
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.
</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-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2040">CVE-2008-2040</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:36:04 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 12 Jul 2008 19:41:58 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 20 Jul 2008 15:19:30 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>