Icecast: Arbitrary code execution

2018-11-10T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201811-09
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

Background

Icecast is an open source alternative to SHOUTcast that supports MP3, OGG (Vorbis/Theora) and AAC streaming.

Description

Multiple buffer overflows have been discovered in Icecast. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by sending a specially crafted request using authentication type “url”, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Icecast users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/icecast-2.4.4"