Streamripper: Multiple remote buffer overflows — GLSA 200609-01

Streamripper is vulnerable to multiple remote buffer overflows, leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-sound/streamripper on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.61.26
Unaffected versions >= 1.61.26

Background

Streamripper extracts and records individual MP3 file tracks from SHOUTcast streams.

Description

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, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Streamripper

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Streamripper users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/streamripper-1.61.26"

References

Release Date
September 06, 2006

Latest Revision
September 06, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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