GLSA-200405-10 : Icecast denial of service vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14496


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


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 theoretically 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.


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'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14496

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200405-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2016/10/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2027

OSVDB: 6075

GLSA: 200405-10