SHOUTcast Server sc_serv.log file world readable admin password

shoutcast-scservlog-world-readable (9775) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


SHOUTcast creates the sc_serv.log file with world readable permissions. A local attacker could send a specially-crafted GET request to port 8001, which would cause the administrative password to be written to the 'sc_serv.log' file in plain text. An attacker could then access the log file and recover the administrative password, which could then be used to gain administrative access to the SHOUTcast Server.


Obtain Information


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Fate Research Laboratories Security Advisory F820020731:SHOUT: DJ For a Day! Retrieving the SHOUTcast Admin Password through GET /.
  • BID-5414: Nullsoft SHOUTCast Insecure Permissions Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1470: SHOUTcast 1.8.9 and earlier allows local users to obtain the cleartext administrative password via a GET request to port 8001, which causes the password to be logged in the world-readable sc_serv.log file.
  • OSVDB ID: 14490: SHOUTcast Server sc_serv.log Cleartext Password Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Macintosh
  • FreeBSD FreeBSD
  • Nullsoft SHOUTcast Server 1.8.9


Aug 05, 2002

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