Old 15th August 2002, 20:06   #1
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How secure is the shoutcast server?

Just wondering about security of the shoutcast server.. Does it open any ports up that could be used maliciously? I am a server administrator and a huge shoutcast fan. Planning on setting up my own. Thank in advance.
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Old 16th August 2002, 02:38   #2
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it seems to be


That's a very good question you asked. It seems to be, except I believe you should take a look at this advisory that was released

That's about it. There may be more vulnerabilities in the server (i've heard rumours) but, they haven't been submitted to bugtraq so good chance you'll be A.OK!

Good luck!
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For ISP's running several instances of DNAS for various users and do not create a seperate log file for each user, they are digging their own grave. This is not Nullsoft's fault -- it is negligence on behalf of the ISP for this "exploit" to even be possible.

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I still never understood why they think this is a security vulnerability, if you can read the log you can most certainly read the config file.

I think this was intentional to help users who had forgotten their password at the console or were unsure of what they set in the DSP.

At any rate I think that it has been said that it will now be removed in the next version.
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