Vulnerability Note VU#143627

RealSystem Server contains buffer overflow

Original Release date: 01 May 2003 | Last revised: 01 May 2003


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the RealSystem Server. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable host. An exploit exists for this vulnerability and is publicly available.


RealSystem Server is a streaming media server. A buffer overflow vulnerability in RealSystem Server may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable host. For more information, please see RealSystem Server and Proxy Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.


A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the RealSystem Server process.


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Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
RealNetworksAffected-01 May 2003
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This vulnerability was discovered by Tim Austwick of the QinetiQ Security Health Check Team.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 19 Feb 2003
  • Date First Published: 01 May 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 01 May 2003
  • Severity Metric: 25.31
  • Document Revision: 5


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