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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5911

Original release date: 01/20/2009
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple buffer overflows in RealNetworks Helix Server and Helix Mobile Server 11.x before 11.1.8 and 12.x before 12.0.1 allow remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service via three crafted RTSP SETUP commands, or execute arbitrary code via (2) an NTLM authentication request with malformed base64-encoded data, (3) an RTSP DESCRIBE command, or (4) a DataConvertBuffer request.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Per: http://docs.real.com/docs/security/SecurityUpdate121508HS.pdf Impacted Products and Versions: Helix Server Version 11.x Helix Server Version 12.x Helix Mobile Server Version 11.x Helix Mobile Server Version 12.x


Per: http://docs.real.com/docs/security/SecurityUpdate121508HS.pdf The Fix: Version 11.1.8 and Version 12.0.1 of the Helix Server and the Helix Mobile Server have been updated to ensure that the above vulnerabilities have been resolved. SOLUTION: The vulnerability is resolved on the following platforms by installing Version 11.1.8 or Version 12.0.1 of the Helix Server and the Helix Mobile Server. This only pertains to supported versions of the platforms listed below. The updated version will be available on your RealNetworks PAM site after 11:59 p.m. PST, on December 15, 2008.

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021501
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021498
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021499
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.real.com/docs/security/SecurityUpdate121508HS.pdf
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3521
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021500

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