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Helix Server < 11.1.3.1887 DESCRIBE Request LoadTestPassword Field Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a heap overflow.

Description

The remote host is running the Helix RealServer streaming media server. This version of Helix is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it processes the 'LoadTestPassword' field of a 'DESCRIBE' request. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to send malformed requests to the Helix Server. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code

Solution

Upgrade to version 11.1.3.1887 or higher.