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Icecast Basic Authorization Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-05-12    Last Update:  2004-05-20    Views:  11,246

Secunia Advisory SA11578

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


ned has discovered a vulnerability in Icecast, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an out-of-bounds read error within the web interface when handling Basic Authorization requests. This can be exploited to crash the application by passing a specially crafted, overly long string (about 3000 bytes) in a "Authorization:" header.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 2.0.0 for Windows. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.0.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
ned

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Subject: Icecast Basic Authorization Denial of Service Vulnerability

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