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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200603-24 ] RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200603-24)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 26, 2006
Bug(s): #127352
ID: 200603-24

Synopsis

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer 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: < 10.0.7
Unaffected: >= 10.0.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.7"


References

CVE-2006-0323
RealNetworks Advisory


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