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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2005.0011 -- Nullsoft SHOUTcast Server format string vulnerability
6 January 2005
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Nullsoft SHOUTcast Server 1.9.4 and prior
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Nullsoft SHOUTcast Server contains a format string vulnerability that
allows remote execution of arbitrary code.
SHOUTcast Server 1.9.4 and prior are vulnerable.
A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code compromising the server
by sending a URL request containing format character sequences.
AusCERT advises that working exploit code for this vulnerability has
been made public.
Version 1.9.5 has been released fixing this vulnerability.
The new version is available from Nullsoft at:
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