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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   RealOne (RealPlayer) Vendors:   RealNetworks
RealPlayer ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow in Import Method May Let Remote Users Execute Abitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020565
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3066   (Links to External Site)
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 (,,
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in RealPlayer in an ActiveX control. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will load an ActiveX control and trigger a buffer overflow in an import method and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

RealPlayer Enterprise is also affected.

Rhapsody 4 is not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

For Windows XP or Vista, download version 11 from:

For Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows 98SE, see the vendor's advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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