January 26, 2001

Conectiva advisory: icecast

Author: JT Smith

LWN.net posts: ""icecast" is a server used to distribute audio streams to compatible
clients such as winamp, mpg123, xmms and many others.
The "Packet Knights" group has found a format string vulnerability on
this program that could be used to remotely execute arbitrary code on
the server with the privileges of the user running it, normally root.
This can lead to remote root compromise."


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