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Debian: New peercast packages fix arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Nico Golde discovered that PeerCast, a P2P audio and video streaming server, is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP Basic Authentication code, allowing a remote attacker to crash PeerCast or execure arbitrary code.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1582-1                                  Thijs Kinkhorst
May 20, 2008                
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Package        : peercast
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2040
Debian Bug     : 478573

Nico Golde discovered that PeerCast, a P2P audio and video streaming
server, is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP Basic
Authentication code, allowing a remote attacker to crash PeerCast or
execure arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.1217.toots.20060314-1etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.1218+svn20080104-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your peercast package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
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    Size/MD5 checksum:   534016 d9e83aa7e66f4d3b160d7c4c8b2a3a4f
    Size/MD5 checksum:     7458 c7fc173230621f05137a6420a48b3347

Architecture independent packages:
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alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
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hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
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    Size/MD5 checksum:    50090 f47af409c5ee3694e4b766631a13f3e6
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ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
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    Size/MD5 checksum:    52426 e2b35462e34f69fb620f1e5cc99d9161

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:     2920 017ccfaa6d2663d3ba63469f8b2c0121
    Size/MD5 checksum:   351892 81db6df537ac2fda83ecad91ac59b122
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    Size/MD5 checksum:   168962 4541e14838802feb2af5684f97ba0ae1

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   165858 fb99b024e1ec27532636e9e13f3f4f51
    Size/MD5 checksum:     2922 d44f960e816fda6e6203f6b27ad86185
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    Size/MD5 checksum:    50892 9ee2ed10e72161b64187e5c5ff94842c

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:     2924 41483974731440e1cad6e325bda686b2
    Size/MD5 checksum:   326408 57df4db742fcae09b352360cce2d8db8
    Size/MD5 checksum:    51526 46c552382257b78a41765e0928146008
    Size/MD5 checksum:   179500 288559831f83322fb1106b7c119c2c14

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    51270 bd6c5dc182f9d543c0565a6968cd30fc
    Size/MD5 checksum:   193846 74c45894d3826304edde3f21bbb814a6
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    Size/MD5 checksum:     2918 bc869c42c3c2eb8b22d67236ac58e821

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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