Port 912 Details
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||Port assigned to the APEX (Application Exchange Core) protocol. It is an XML-based protocol designed for sending instant messages based on the Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol (BEEP).
APEX also uses TCP port 913 as its endpoint-relay service. The APEX protocol has been replaced by the SIP, SIMPLE and XMPP protocols. Port 912 is used primarily to receive and send messages that are originated via the end-points located in port 913. Information sent and received via port 912 includes the endpoint that created it, a URI reference point, the endpoints that will receive it and other options.
RealFlex RealWin is a SCADA server package for medium and small applications designed to control and monitor real-time applications. The RealWin application runs an HMI service on port 912/tcp. This service is vulnerable to two stack-based buffer overflows. One vulnerability is caused by the use of sprintf() in the SCPC_INITIALIZE() and SCPC_INITIALIZE_RF() functions. The second vulnerability is caused by the use of strcpy() in the SCPC_TXTEVENT() function.
References: [CVE-2010-4142], [BID-44150]
||APEX relay-relay service [RFC3340]
||APEX relay-relay service
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Well Known Ports: 0 through 1023.
Registered Ports: 1024 through 49151.
Dynamic/Private : 49152 through 65535.
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