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SHOUTcast server: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200607-05 / shoutcast
Release Date July 09, 2006
Latest Revision July 29, 2006: 03
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-sound/shoutcast-server-bin < 1.9.7 >= 1.9.7 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #136721, #136221


The SHOUTcast server is vulnerable to a file disclosure vulnerability and multiple XSS vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information


SHOUTcast server is a streaming audio server.


The SHOUTcast server is vulnerable to a file disclosure when the server receives a specially crafted GET request. Furthermore it also fails to sanitize the input passed to the "Description", "URL", "Genre", "AIM", and "ICQ" fields.


By sending a specially crafted GET request to the SHOUTcast server, the attacker can read any file that can be read by the SHOUTcast process. Furthermore it is possible that various request variables could also be exploited to execute arbitrary scripts in the context of a victim's browser.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All SHOUTcast server users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/shoutcast-server-bin-1.9.7"

4.  References


Page updated July 09, 2006

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