Streamripper: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200901-05

Multiple buffer overflows have been discovered in Streamripper, allowing for user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-sound/streamripper on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.64.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.64.0

Background

Streamripper is a tool for extracting and recording mp3 files from a Shoutcast stream.

Description

Stefan Cornelius from Secunia Research reported multiple buffer overflows in the http_parse_sc_header(), http_get_pls() and http_get_m3u() functions in lib/http.c when parsing overly long HTTP headers, or pls and m3u playlists with overly long entries.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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-1.64.0"

References

Release Date
January 11, 2009

Latest Revision
January 11, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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