GLSA 200405-10: Icecast denial of service vulnerability
Posted on: 05/19/2004 02:57 PM

An Icecast update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200405-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Icecast denial of service vulnerability
Date: May 19, 2004
Bugs: #50935
ID: 200405-10

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/icecast <= 2.0.0 >= 2.0.1

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

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

Resolution
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All users of Icecast should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/icecast-2.0.1"
# emerge ">=net-misc/icecast-2.0.1"

References
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[ 1 ] Icecast 2.0.1 announcement
http://www.xiph.org/archives/icecast/7144.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-10.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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