GLSA-200405-10 : Icecast denial of service vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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 :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2027