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[GLSA-200603-17] PeerCast: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
PeerCast: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-17
(PeerCast: Buffer overflow)
INFIGO discovered a problem in the URL handling code. Buffers that
are allocated on the stack can be overflowed inside of nextCGIarg()
By sending a specially crafted request to the HTTP server, a
remote attacker can cause a stack overflow, resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/peercast-0.1217"
Threat Level: High
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