Helix DNA Server Buffer Overflow in RTSP Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1016365|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1016365
(Links to External Site)
Updated: May 11 2009|
Original Entry Date: Jun 23 2006
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Version(s): 10.0.x, 11.0.x|
A vulnerability was reported in Helix DNA Server. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
A remote user can send a specially crafted HTTP header to trigger a buffer overflow in the RTSP service and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.
A remote user can also send a specially crafted HTTP request to trigger a flaw in the parsing of HTTP URLs and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Mu Security research team discovered this vulnerability.
The original advisory is available at:
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
[Editor's note: The advisory suggests that a fix may be available, however, no further details are provided.]
Vendor URL: helix-server.helixcommunity.org/ (Links to External Site)
Source Message Contents
Subject: [Full-disclosure] [MU-200606-01] Real Helix RTSP Server Heap|
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Real Helix RTSP Server Heap Corruption Vulnerabilities [MU-200606-01]
June 22, 2006
Affected Product / Versions:
Real Networks Helix DNA Server 11.0.x
Real Networks Helix DNA Server 10.0.x
The Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a protocol which allows a
client to remotely control a streaming media server. RTSP is
implemented in the Real Helix Server, a cross platform media
streaming server with a wide deployment.
A remote buffer overflow condition in Real Helix's RTSP service could
allow for arbitrary code execution. The vulnerable code is triggered
with the use of a malformed HTTP header.
A second vulnerability of equal criticality was also discovered.
This bug involved the parsing of HTTP URLs.
Vendor Response / Solution:
Mu Security would like to thank Real for timely remediation of these
This vulnerability was discovered by the Mu Security research team.
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