Icecast: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201811-09

A vulnerability in Icecast might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-misc/icecast on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.4.4
Unaffected versions >= 2.4.4

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"
 

References

Release Date
November 10, 2018

Latest Revision
November 10, 2018: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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