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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PeerCast Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to crash PeerCast web server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server suffers from a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The version of PeerCast installed on the remote host copies the
supplied option string without limit into a finite-size buffer. An
unauthenticated attacker can leverage this issue to crash the affected
application and possibly to execute arbitrary code on the remote host
subject to the rights of the user running PeerCast.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/427160/30/0/threaded
http://www.peercast.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3346

Solution :

Upgrade to PeerCast version 0.1217 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 17040

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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