ID CVE-2006-1148
Summary Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the procConnectArgs function in servmgr.cpp in PeerCast before 0.1217 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an HTTP GET request with a long (1) parameter name or (2) value in a URL, which triggers the overflow in the nextCGIarg function in servhs.cpp.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:peercast:peercast:0.1211
  • cpe:2.3:a:peercast:peercast:0.1212
  • cpe:2.3:a:peercast:peercast:0.1215
Base: 7.5 (as of 13-03-2006 - 09:08)
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
exploit-db via4
  • description PeerCast. CVE-2006-1148. Remote exploit for linux platform
    id EDB-ID:16855
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-09-20
    published 2010-09-20
    reporter metasploit
    title PeerCast <= 0.1216 URL Handling Buffer Overflow linux
  • description PeerCast. CVE-2006-1148. Remote exploit for linux platform
    id EDB-ID:10027
    last seen 2016-02-01
    modified 2006-03-08
    published 2006-03-08
    reporter MC
    title PeerCast <= 0.1216
  • description PeerCast. CVE-2006-1148. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16786
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-09-20
    published 2010-09-20
    reporter metasploit
    title PeerCast <= 0.1216 URL Handling Buffer Overflow Win32
metasploit via4
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200603-17.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-17 (PeerCast: Buffer overflow) INFIGO discovered a problem in the URL handling code. Buffers that are allocated on the stack can be overflowed inside of nextCGIarg() function. Impact : By sending a specially crafted request to the HTTP server, a remote attacker can cause a stack overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 21124
    published 2006-03-23
    reporter Tenable
    title GLSA-200603-17 : PeerCast: Buffer overflow
  • NASL family Peer-To-Peer File Sharing
    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 privileges of the user running PeerCast.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 21041
    published 2006-03-10
    reporter Tenable
    title PeerCast procConnectArgs() Function URL Handling Remote Overflow
packetstorm via4
data source
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2009-10-27
reporter MC
title PeerCast 0.1216 Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
bid 17040
bugtraq 20060309 INFIGO-2006-03-01: PeerCast streaming server remote buffer overflow
gentoo GLSA-200603-17
osvdb 23777
  • 19169
  • 19291
vupen ADV-2006-0900
xf peercast-url-bo(25113)
Last major update 06-09-2011 - 00:00
Published 10-03-2006 - 06:02
Last modified 18-10-2018 - 12:30
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