[icecast] [dizznutt@my.security.nl: icecast 1.3.11 remote shell/root exploit - #temp]

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Tue Apr 2 05:16:18 PST 2002

Contrary to the report, this only affect 1.3.x version of icecast, not
_all_ versions.

But this is a serious problem and I do hope you all took my advice last
time and aren't running icecast as root.

I'll try to have a patch today.


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Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 07:51:55 +0000 (GMT+00:00)
From: dizznutt at my.security.nl
To: bugtraq at securityfocus.com
Cc: team at icecast.org
Subject: icecast 1.3.11 remote shell/root exploit - #temp
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I'm feeling rather homicidal today so I'm killing a bug. I hope it has a 
nice funeral. It has been a good friend to all of us. May it rest in peace.

There is a remotely exploitable buffer overflow in all versions of the Icecast 
mp3 streaming server (www.icecast.org). All means that yes, the current 
version (1.3.11) is vulnerable. Apparently alot of people can't be bothered 
to set the perms on the icecast log dirs right and just run it as root. 
Hence the designation remote shell/root. If not running with uid 0 it will 
yield a shell with the uid/gid of the icecast user.

The vendor has been notified via a cc of this mail. Fixing is easy so I 
expect they will release patches shortly. 

See the attached exploit (icx.c) for further details.

diz -- #temp

eww..so that's what full disclosure feels like...

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