GLSA-200405-10 : Icecast denial of service vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.xiph.org/archives/icecast/7144.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-10.xml

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'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14496 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2027