RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability — GLSA 200603-24

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

Affected Packages

media-video/realplayer on all architectures
Affected versions < 10.0.7
Unaffected versions >= 10.0.7

Background

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

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:

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

References

Release Date
March 26, 2006

Latest Revision
March 26, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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