LIVE555 Media Server parseRTSPRequestString() denial of service

live555-rtsp-dos (38542) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

LIVE555 Media Server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the parseRTSPRequestString() function. A remote attacker could send a small RTSP query to cause the server to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Temporary-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of LIVE555 Media Server (2007.11.18 or later), available from the LIVE555 Web site. See References.

References:

  • LIVE555 Web site: LIVE555 Media Server.
  • Luigi Auriemma Advisory 18 Nov 2007: Crash in LIVE555 Media Server 2007.11.01.
  • BID-26488: LIVE555 Media Server ParseRTSPRequestString Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-6036: The parseRTSPRequestString function in LIVE555 Media Server 2007.11.01 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a short RTSP query, which causes a negative number to be used during memory allocation.
  • GLSA-200803-22: LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service
  • OSVDB ID: 39489: LIVE555 Media Server parseRTSPRequestString() RTSP Query Remote DoS
  • SA27711: LIVE555 Media Server "parseRTSPRequestString()" Denial of Service

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • Live Networks LIVE555 Media Server 2007.11.01

Reported:

Nov 18, 2007

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