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[GLSA-200506-15] PeerCast: Format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
PeerCast: Format string vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-15
(PeerCast: Format string vulnerability)
James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered
that PeerCast insecurely implements formatted printing when receiving a
request with a malformed URL.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a
request with a specially crafted URL to a PeerCast server to execute
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/peercast-0.1212"
Threat Level: High
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