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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200709-05 ] RealPlayer: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: RealPlayer: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200709-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 14, 2007
Bug(s): #183421
ID: 200709-05

Synopsis

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for execution of arbitrary code.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/realplayer
Vulnerable: < 10.0.9
Unaffected: >= 10.0.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the SmilTimeValue::parseWallClockValue() function in smlprstime.cpp when handling HH:mm:ss.f type time formats.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) file, an attacker could be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges 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-10.0.9"


References

CVE-2007-3410
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