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PeerCast Format String Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for format string vulnerability in PeerCast

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

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

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 :

http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00077-05282005
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-05/0335.html
http://www.peercast.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11596

Solution :

Upgrade to PeerCast 0.1212 or newer.

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 13808

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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