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[GLSA-200405-10] Icecast denial of service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Icecast denial of service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-10
(Icecast denial of service vulnerability)


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.

References:
http://www.xiph.org/archives/icecast/7144.html


Solution:
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"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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