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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2004 6:02 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200405-10 ] Icecast denial of service vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Icecast denial of service vulnerability (GLSA 200405-10)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 19, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #50935
ID: 200405-10

Synopsis

Icecast is vulnerable to a denial of service attack allowing remote users to crash the application.

Background

Icecast is a program that streams audio data to listeners over the Internet.

Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/icecast
Vulnerable: <= 2.0.0
Unaffected: >= 2.0.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

There is an out-of-bounds read error in the web interface of Icecast when handling Basic Authorization requests. This vulnerability can theorically be exploited by sending a specially crafted Authorization header to the server.

Impact

By exploiting this vulnerability, it is possible to crash the Icecast server remotely, resulting in a denial of service attack.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest available version of Icecast.

Resolution

All users of Icecast should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/icecast-2.0.1"
# emerge ">=net-misc/icecast-2.0.1"


References

Icecast 2.0.1 announcement
CVE-2004-2027


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