GLSA 200501-04: Shoutcast Server: Remote code execution
Posted on: 01/05/2005 07:23 PM

A Shoutcast Server security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Shoutcast Server: Remote code execution
Date: January 05, 2005
Bugs: #75482
ID: 200501-04

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Synopsis
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Shoutcast Server contains a possible buffer overflow that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Shoutcast Server is Nullsoft's streaming audio server. It runs on a variety of platforms, including Linux, and is extremely popular with Internet broadcasters.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/shoutcast-server-bin <= 1.9.4-r1 >= 1.9.5

Description
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Part of the Shoutcast Server Linux binary has been found to improperly handle sprintf() parsing.

Impact
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A malicious attacker could send a formatted URL request to the Shoutcast Server. This formatted URL would cause either the server process to crash, or the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Shoutcast Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/shoutcast-server-bin-1.9.5"

References
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[ 1 ] BugTraq Announcement
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/385350

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-200501-04.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 Foundation, 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/2.0


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