GLSA-201508-03 : Icecast: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85431


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201508-03 (Icecast: Denial of Service)

When stream_auth handler is defined for URL authentication and a request is sent without login credentials, a Denial of Service condition can occur.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

Users of affected versions can change stream_auth mountpoints to use password authentication instead.


All icecast users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/icecast-2.4.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85431

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201508-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/17

Modified: 2015/08/17

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: 2015/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3026

GLSA: 201508-03