Gentoo Logo

RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability

Content:

1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200507-04 / realplayer
Release Date July 06, 2005
Latest Revision July 06, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/realplayer < 10.0.5 >= 10.0.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #96923

Synopsis

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats.

Description

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow when opening RealMedia files which make use of RealText.

Impact

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted RealMedia file an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5"

4.  References



Print

Page updated July 06, 2005

Summary: This is a Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Security Team
Contact Address

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.