Icecast HTTP Header Processing Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 14843


The remote web server is prone to a buffer overflow attack.


The remote web server runs Icecast version 2.0.1 or older. Such versions are affected by an HTTP header buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the privileges of the Icecast server process.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker needs to send 32 HTTP headers to the remote host to overwrite a return address on the stack.


Upgrade to Icecast 2.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14843

File Name: icecast_http_header_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/09/28

Modified: 2016/10/27

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/28

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Icecast Header Overwrite)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1561

BID: 11271

OSVDB: 10406

Secunia: 12666