Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1597-2 mt-daapd -- multiple vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
12 Jun 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 459961, Bug 476241.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-5824, CVE-2007-5825, CVE-2008-1771.
More information:

Three vulnerabilities have been discovered in the mt-daapd DAAP audio server (also known as the Firefly Media Server). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following three problems:

  • CVE-2007-5824

    Insufficient validation and bounds checking of the Authorization: HTTP header enables a heap buffer overflow, potentially enabling the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2007-5825

    Format string vulnerabilities in debug logging within the authentication of XML-RPC requests could enable the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2008-1771

    An integer overflow weakness in the handling of HTTP POST variables could allow a heap buffer overflow and potentially arbitrary code execution.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.4+r1376-1.1+etch2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 0.9~r1696-1.4.

We recommend that you upgrade your mt-daapd package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Big-endian MIPS:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.