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[ GLSA 200603-24 ] RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability

From: Matthias Geerdsen (vorlongentoo.org)
Date: Sun Mar 26 2006 - 14:59:15 CST


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-24
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                                             http://security.gentoo.org/
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   Severity: Normal
      Title: RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability
       Date: March 26, 2006
       Bugs: #127352
         ID: 200603-24

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

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

Affected packages
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      Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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   1 media-video/realplayer < 10.0.7 >= 10.0.7

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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   [ 1 ] CVE-2006-0323
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0323
   [ 2 ] RealNetworks Advisory
         http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/03162006_player/en/

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

   http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200603-24.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
securitygentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0