GLSA-201811-09 : Icecast: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 124215


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201811-09 (Icecast: Arbitrary code execution)

Multiple buffer overflows have been discovered in Icecast. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by sending a specially crafted request using authentication type “url”, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Icecast users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/icecast-2.4.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 124215

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201811-09.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/04/22

Updated: 2020/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:icecast, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18820

GLSA: 201811-09