[icecast-dev] Possibly memory leak & DoS

Ricardo Galli gallir at uib.es
Sun Jan 19 12:25:53 PST 2003

I am not sure, spent all the day looking the code and couldn't find the 
problem, but the problem exists:

For each connection _without_ a source (a 404 error), about 100 bytes are 
leaked. It's easy to test:

for i in `seq 10000 `; do echo -n -e $i'\r'; \
wget -q http://HOST:8000/any_uri -O /dev/null; done; echo

After running it, you'll probably see (with "ps axl") that the program 
consumes about 1 MB more. The results are repeatable, just run it again.

Please, check if you have the same problem, I don't trust glibc2.3 very 
much. But _____if_____ it's a bug, then it is a honeypot for script 


  ricardo galli       GPG id C8114D34

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