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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:35 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-04 ] RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200507-04)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 06, 2005
Bug(s): #96923
ID: 200507-04

Synopsis

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

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/realplayer
Vulnerable: < 10.0.5
Unaffected: >= 10.0.5
Architectures: All supported architectures


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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest available version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5"


References

RealNetworks Security Advisory
CAN-2005-1766


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