Denial of service in LIVE555 Streaming Media



Published: 2020-06-29
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-401
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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LIVE555 Streaming Media
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor Live Networks

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Memory leak

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 6.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-401 - Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference ('Memory Leak')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform DoS attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak in the "sha1()" function. A remote attacker can force the application to leak memory and perform denial of service attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

LIVE555 Streaming Media: 2020.06.22, 2020.06.23

CPE External links

http://www.live555.com/liveMedia/public/changelog.txt

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.