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[GLSA-200609-01] Streamripper: Multiple remote buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Streamripper: Multiple remote buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-01
(Streamripper: Multiple remote buffer overflows)


Ulf Harnhammar, from the Debian Security Audit Project, has found that
Streamripper is vulnerable to multiple stack based buffer overflows
caused by improper bounds checking when processing malformed HTTP
headers.

Impact

By enticing a user to connect to a malicious server, a possible hacker could
execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
Streamripper

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3124


Solution:
All Streamripper users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/streamripper-1.61.26"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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