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[GLSA-200501-04] Shoutcast Server: Remote code execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Shoutcast Server: Remote code execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-04
(Shoutcast Server: Remote code execution)


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

Impact

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/385350


Solution:
All Shoutcast Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/shoutcast-server-bin-1.9.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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