Apple plugs critical holes in Darwin Streaming Server

Summary:Apple has released a new version of the open-source Darwin Streaming Server to plug a pair of security flaws that could cause code execution attacks.

Apple has released a new version of the open-source Darwin Streaming Server to plug a pair of security flaws that could cause code execution attacks.

Apple

The more serious of the two bugs -- a stack buffer overflow in the Darwin Streaming Proxy -- could allow a remote attacker to use maliciously crafted RTSP requests to launch arbitrary code. 

The second issue was also identified in the Darwin Streaming Proxy.  It is described as a heap buffer overflow that could allow a remote attacker to cause an unexpected application crash or the execution of harmful code.

iDefense's VCP, which buys the rights to vulnerability information, is credited with reporting both flaws to Apple.

The Darwin Streaming Server is the open-source version of Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server technology. It is used to send streaming media to clients across the Internet using the RTP and RTSP protocols.

Topics: Open Source, Servers

About

Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.