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Debian: 'icecast-server' remote root vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian The icecast-server (a streaming music server) package as distributedin Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has several security problems including a remote root vulnerability.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-089-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
December  5, 2001

Package        : icecast-server
Problem type   : remote root exploit (and others)
Debian-specific: no

The icecast-server (a streaming music server) package as distributed
in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has several security problems:

* if a client added a / after the filename of a file to be downloaded
  the server would crash
* by escaping dots as %2E it was possible to circumvent security measures
  and download arbitrary files
* there were several buffer overflows that could be exploited to
  gain root access

These have been fixed in version 1.3.10-1, and we strongly recommend
that you upgrade your icecast-server package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 1bc6e9ad32ac36ee3aa696433e01238e
      MD5 checksum: 7274a8795e854789f42713b9ce6adfff

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: b35a6b302ee9a6acbd924f2fe3683880

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 10da80b8b3aa0b0d94203f1b42a257b8

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: eb3869696168f5fad229166490061d4b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 879e091a75a3d68fbaabfff30651ff9a

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 20d406a0dba293b046cbd65405894849

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: e4e7e37ccbb6993c67bd936cfa7b848b

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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