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PeerCast Format String Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for format string vulnerability in PeerCast

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote peer-to-peer application is affected by a format string

Description :

The remote host is running PeerCast, a peer-to-peer software package
that lets users broadcast streaming media.

The version installed on the remote host suffers from a format string
vulnerability. A possible hacker can issue requests containing format
specifiers that will crash the server and potentially permit arbitrary
code execution subject to rights of the user under which the
affected application runs.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to PeerCast 0.1212 or newer.

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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