RealNetworks RealPlayer Port 1275 directory traversal

realplayer-http-directory-traversal (8336) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


RealNetworks RealPlayer could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. RealPlayer listens on port 1275 when a user views the "Clip Source" of a media file using RealPlayer. A remote attacker can send a GET request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) to traverse directories and download any file on the system.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Mar 02 2002 - 12:16:53 CST: RealPlayer bug.
  • BID-4221: Real Networks RealPlayer Directory Traversal Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0415: Directory traversal vulnerability in the web server used in RealPlayer 6.0.7, and possibly other versions, may allow local users to read files that are accessible to RealPlayer via a .. (dot dot) in an HTTP GET request to port 1275.
  • OSVDB ID: 9062: RealPlayer Web Server Port 1275 Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Real RealPlayer 6.0 Unix
  • Real RealPlayer 6.0 Win32


Mar 02, 2002

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