RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability — GLSA 200507-04

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

Affected Packages

media-video/realplayer on all architectures
Affected versions < 10.0.5
Unaffected versions >= 10.0.5

Background

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

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:

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

References

Release Date
July 06, 2005

Latest Revision
July 06, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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