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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Helix Universal Server Vendors:   RealNetworks
Helix Server RTSP DESCRIBE Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021498
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021498
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5911   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 22 2009
Original Entry Date:  Dec 30 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.x, 12.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Helix Universal Server. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted RTSP DESCRIBE request to trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Helix Mobile Server is also affected.

Noam Rathaus and TippingPoint reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (11.1.8, 12.0.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://docs.real.com/docs/security/SecurityUpdate121508HS.pdf

Vendor URL:  www.real.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


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