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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   RealOne (RealPlayer) Vendors:   RealNetworks
RealPlayer Heap Overflow in Processing SWF File Frames Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020562
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020562
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5400   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 25 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 25 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10; 10.5 (6.0.12.1040-6.0.12.1663, 6.0.12.1698, 6.0.12.1741); 11.0.0 - 11.0.2 builds 6.0.14.738 - 6.0.14.802; 10 (10.0.0.305 - 352) for Mac; 10.1 (10.0.0.396 - 10.0.0.503) for Mac; 10 for Linux
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in RealPlayer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a Shockwave Flash (SWF) file containing specially crafted frames that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on November 16, 2007.

Real Player Enterprise is also affected.

Rhapsody 4 is not afffected.

Dyon Balding of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.5 (6.0.12.1675) for Windows; 11.0.3 build 6.0.14.806 for Windows; 11 for Mac; 11 for Linux).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.service.real.com/realplayer/security/07252008_player/en/

Vendor URL:  www.service.real.com/realplayer/security/07252008_player/en/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 31 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) RealPlayer Heap Overflow in Processing SWF File Frames Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Sep 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Update) RealPlayer Heap Overflow in Processing SWF File Frames Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released an update for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 5 Supplementary.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:01:50 +0200
Subject:  Secunia Research: RealPlayer SWF Frame Handling Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 25/07/2008

   - RealNetworks RealPlayer SWF Frame Handling Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

RealNetworks RealPlayer Version 10.5 Build 6.0.12.1483

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where:  From remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Download Web video instantly".

Product Link:
http://www.real.com/player

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in RealPlayer, which
can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a design error within the handling
of frames in Shockwave Flash (SWF) files and can be exploited to cause
a heap-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

The vulnerability is fixed in an upcoming release.

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6) Time Table 

16/11/2007 - Vendor notified.
22/11/2007 - Vendor notified again.
26/11/2007 - Vendor response and request PoC.
29/11/2007 - Sent PoC to vendor.
03/01/2008 - Confirmation that vendor able to reproduce vulnerability.
27/05/2008 - Requested update from vendor.
07/07/2008 - Vendor confirms update is pending.
23/07/2008 - Vendor confirms disclosure date.
25/07/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-5400 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://corporate.secunia.com/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://corporate.secunia.com/secunia_research/33/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below 
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/secunia_vacancies/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ 

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-93/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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