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Darwin Streaming Server "DESCRIBE" Request Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2004-12-08    Last Update:  2005-01-13    Views:  8,344

Secunia Advisory SA13367

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Darwin Streaming Server, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an input validation error in the handling of "DESCRIBE" requests. This can be exploited to cause a vulnerable server to crash by sending a specially crafted request for a location containing a null byte.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 5.0.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 5.0.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by anonymous person and reported via iDEFENSE.

Original Advisory:
iDEFENSE:
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=159&type=vulnerabilities

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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