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RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200603-24 / RealPlayer
Release Date March 26, 2006
Latest Revision March 26, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/realplayer < 10.0.7 >= 10.0.7 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #127352


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

2.  Impact Information


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


RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing malicious SWF files.


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.7"

4.  References


Page updated March 26, 2006

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