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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2040

Stack-based buffer overflow in the HTTP::getAuthUserPass function (core/common/http.cpp) in Peercast 0.1218 and gnome-peercast allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a Basic Authentication string with a long (1) username or (2) password.
Publish Date : 2008-04-30 Last Update Date : 2017-08-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1582 peercast -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8195 unix
DSA-1582-1 peercast - arbitrary code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18594 unix
DSA-1583 gnome-peercast -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8122 unix
DSA-1583-1 gnome-peercast - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19851 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2040

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Peercast Peercast 0.1218 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Peercast Peercast 1

- References For CVE-2008-2040
GENTOO GLSA-200807-11
BID 28986 PeerCast 'getAuthUserPass' Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-07-21
VUPEN ADV-2008-1409
VUPEN ADV-2008-1410
XF peercast-httpgetauthuserpass-bo(42092)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2040

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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