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SHOUTcast server multiple vulnerabilities

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

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA 200607-05
  • Date: July 09, 2006


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200607-05
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Severity: Normal
Title: SHOUTcast server: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: July 09, 2006
Bugs: #136721, #136221
ID: 200607-05

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

SHOUTcast server is a streaming audio server.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/shoutcast-server-bin < 1.9.7 >= 1.9.7

Description
===========

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.

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All SHOUTcast server users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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[ 1 ] Original advisory
http://people.ksp.sk/~goober/advisory/001-shoutcast.html
[ 2 ] SA20524
http://secunia.com/advisories/20524/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200607-05.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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