RealServer pnserver malformed request denial of service

realserver-pnserver-remote-dos (7297) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


RealNetworks RealServer is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. If a remote attacker connects to the pnserver using Telnet and sends short specially-malformed requests, the attacker can cause the server to crash. The server must be restarted to regain normal functionality.


Denial of Service


Apply the RealServer 5.01 update for your system, as listed in RealServer 5.0 Frequently Asked Questions. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Real RealServer 5.0


Jan 15, 1998

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