[NEWS] Darwin Streaming Server Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Date: 02/24/04

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      Darwin Streaming Server Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
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    SUMMARY

    Darwin Streaming Server is server technology allowing for the streaming of
    QuickTime data to clients across the Internet using the industry standard
    RTP and RTSP protocols. Exploitation of a flaw in Apple Computer Inc's
    Darwin Streaming Server allows unauthenticated remote attackers to prevent
    legitimate usage.

    DETAILS

    Vulnerable Systems:
     * Darwin Streaming Server version 4.1.3

    The vulnerability specifically occurs upon parsing of DESCRIBE requests
    with specially crafted User-Agent fields. Making a request with a
    User-Agent field containing over 255 characters causes an assert error in
    CommonUtilitiesLib/StringFormatter.h line 97:

    virtual void BufferIsFull(char* /*inBuffer*/, UInt32/*inBufferLen*/)
    {
        Assert(0);
    }

    Successful exploitation disrupts further content streaming capabilities.

    Vendor Status:
    This is fixed in Security Update 2004-02-23 available for Mac OS X 10.3.2
    Server and Mac OS X 10.2.8 Server. The update and further information is
    available from Apple's Support site at: <http://www.apple.com/support/>
    http://www.apple.com/support/

    CVE Information:
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
    CAN-2004-0169 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE
    list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security
    problems.

    Disclosure timeline:
    December 8, 2003 - Exploit acquired by iDEFENSE
    January 29, 2004 - iDEFENSE clients notified
    January 29, 2004 - Initial vendor notification
    January 29, 2004 - Vendor response received
    February 23, 2004 - Coordinated public disclosure

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The information has been provided by
    <mailto:idlabs-advisories@idefense.com> iDEFENSE.

    The original article can be found at:
    <http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=75&type=vulnerabilities> http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=75&type=vulnerabilities.

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