RealNetworks RealPlayer media file deletion

realplayer-media-file-deletion (17551) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

RealPlayer and RealOne Player running on Microsoft Windows could allow a remote attacker to delete arbitrary files from the victim's system. By creating a specially-crafted Web page that contains the path of a known file, a remote attacker could delete this file, once the victim visits the malicious Web page.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Install the appropriate update for your system, as listed in RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Update September 28, 2004. See References.

References:

  • CIAC Information Bulletin 0-223: RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Update to Address Security Vulnerabilities.
  • NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisory #NISR19012005f: RealPlayer Arbitrary File Deletion Vulnerability.
  • RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Update September 28, 2004: RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Update to Address Security Vulnerabilities..
  • BID-11308: RealNetworks RealOne Player And RealPlayer Remote Arbitrary File Deletion Vulnerability
  • BID-11335: RealOne Player and RealPlayer Multiple Unspecified Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2005-0190: Directory traversal vulnerability in RealPlayer 10.5 (6.0.12.1040) and earlier allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via a Real Metadata Packages (RMP) file with a FILENAME tag containing .. (dot dot) sequences in a filename that ends with a ? (question mark) and an allowed file extension (e.g. .mp3), which bypasses the check for the file extension.
  • OSVDB ID: 10419: RealNetworks Multiple Products Malformed Media File Arbitrary File Deletion
  • SA12672: RealOne Player / RealPlayer / Helix Player Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Real RealONE Player 1
  • Real RealONE Player 2
  • Real RealPlayer 10.0
  • Real RealPlayer 10.5_build_6.0.12.1016
  • Real RealPlayer 10.5_build_6.0.12.1040

Reported:

Sep 28, 2004

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