Icecast denial of service vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200405-10 / icecast
||May 19, 2004
||May 22, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
Icecast is vulnerable to a denial of service attack allowing remote users
to crash the application.
Icecast is a program that streams audio data to listeners over the
There is an out-of-bounds read error in the web interface of Icecast
when handling Basic Authorization requests. This vulnerability can
theorically 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.
All users of Icecast should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/icecast-2.0.1"
# emerge ">=net-misc/icecast-2.0.1"