GLSA-200405-10 : Icecast denial of service vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14496
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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 theoretically be exploited by sending a specially crafted Authorization header to the server.
By exploiting this vulnerability, it is possible to crash the Icecast server remotely, resulting in a denial of service attack.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest available version of Icecast.
SolutionAll 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'