RealSystem Proxy contains buffer overflow

ID VU:912219
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2003-05-01T13:20:00



A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the RealSystem Proxy. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable host. An exploit exists for this vulnerability and is publicly available.


RealSystem Proxy is a streaming media proxy-cache. RealNetworks describes RealSystem Proxy as follows:

RealSystem® Proxy 8 is a dedicated streaming media proxy-cache that enables ISPs and enterprises to manage digital media content entering their networks.
A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the RealSystem Proxy, versions 8.x. For more information, please see RealSystem Server and Proxy Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.


A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the RealSystem Proxy process.


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Updated: May 01, 2003


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CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
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This vulnerability was discovered by Tim Austwick of the QinetiQ Security Health Check Team.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | None
Severity Metric:** | 33.75
Date Public:
| 2003-02-19
Date First Published: | 2003-05-01
Date Last Updated: | 2003-05-01 13:20 UTC
Document Revision: | 9