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Re: RealPlayer bug
From: bugtraq42 () myrealbox com
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 22:46:39 -0800

On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 10:17:10PM +0100, Michiel Heijkoop wrote:
Hey,

On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 09:16:53PM +0300, ┬žome1 wrote:
http://127.0.0.1:1275/template.html?src=file://C:/music/file.ram
from now realplay.exe will listen on port 1275 TCP
As the URL indicates, it's well possible that the webserver only listens to 127.0.0.1, which wouldn't make it a large 
security risk, unless its ran on an NT-machine under an admin-account and accessed by a regular user, which could 
then have read-access to files, he/she shouldn't have it to. Perhaps someone with Realplayer installed can check 
wether this miniserver is binding to all interfaces, or just the loopback?


Not just NT, this bug is present on the linux version as well
(8.0-1).  A quick check with this version reveals that it listens ONLY
on the loopback (127.0.0.1) interface.  Still, this could be a serious
risk to multi-user systems.


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