Vulnerability Note VU#596387

Icecast vulnerable to buffer overflow via long GET request

Original Release date: 21 Mar 2003 | Last revised: 21 Mar 2003

Overview

A remotely exploitable buffer overflow exists in Icecast.

Description

A remotely exploitable buffer overflow exists in Icecast. By sending on overly long GET request to the server, an attacker can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Icecast server, or cause the service to fail.

Impact

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine with the privileges of the Icecast server, or cause the service to fail.

Solution

Apply a patch from your vendor.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Icecast TeamAffected-21 Mar 2003
Red Hat Inc.Affected-21 Mar 2003
SCO-LinuxAffected-21 Mar 2003
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by <dizznutt@my.security.nl>.

This document was written by Ian A. Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2002-0177
  • Date Public: 26 Apr 2002
  • Date First Published: 21 Mar 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 21 Mar 2003
  • Severity Metric: 22.50
  • Document Revision: 4

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