RealServer pnserver malformed request denial of service

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Real RealServer 5.0

Reported:

Jan 15, 1998

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