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[GLSA-200506-15] PeerCast: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PeerCast: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a
request with a specially crafted URL to a PeerCast server to execute
arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00077-05282005
http://www.peercast.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11596


Solution:
All PeerCast users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/peercast-0.1212"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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