Debian DLA-1588-1 : icecast2 security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119151
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA buffer overflow was discovered in the URL-authentication backend of the icecast2, the popular open source streaming media server. If the backend is enabled, then any malicious HTTP client can send a request for specific resource including a crafted header which can overwrite the server's stack contents, leading to denial of service and potentially remote code execution.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.0-1.1+deb8u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your icecast2 packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected icecast2 package.