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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200507-04 ] RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability

From: Thierry Carrez (koongentoo.org)
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 08:11:41 CDT


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-04
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability
      Date: July 06, 2005
      Bugs: #96923
        ID: 200507-04

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Synopsis
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RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap 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 < 10.0.5 >= 10.0.5

Description
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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
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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 available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5"

References
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  [ 1 ] RealNetworks Security Advisory
        http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050623_player/EN/
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-1766
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1766

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-200507-04.xml

Concerns?
=========

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 2005 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

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