RealNetworks RealPlayer RM file buffer overflow

realplayer-rm-bo (37435) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

RealNetworks RealPlayer and RealOne Player are vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of RM files. By persuading a victim to open a malformed RM file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to the RealNetworks Customer Support - Real Security Updates Web page for upgrade information. See References.

References:

  • RealNetworks Customer Support - Real Security Updates Web page: RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Update to Address Security Vulnerabilities..
  • BID-26214: RealNetworks RealPlayer File Parsing Routines Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-5081: Heap-based buffer overflow in RealNetworks RealPlayer 8, 10, 10.1, and possibly 10.5; RealOne Player 1 and 2; and RealPlayer Enterprise allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted RM file.
  • OSVDB ID: 38340: RealPlayer Crafted RM File Handling Overflow
  • RHSA-2007-0841: Critical: RealPlayer security update
  • SA27361: RealPlayer/RealOne/HelixPlayer Multiple Buffer Overflows
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018866: RealPlayer Buffer Overflows in Processing MP3, RM, SWF, RAM, and PLS Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Real RealONE Player 1
  • Real RealONE Player 2
  • Real RealONE Player for Mac OS X
  • Real RealPlayer 10.0
  • Real RealPlayer 10.5_build_6.0.12.1040
  • Real RealPlayer 10.5_build_6.0.12.1578
  • Real RealPlayer 10.5_build_6.0.12.1698
  • Real RealPlayer 10.5_build_6.0.12.1741
  • Real RealPlayer 8.0 Unix
  • Real RealPlayer 8.0 Win32
  • Real RealPlayer 8.0 Mac OS
  • Real RealPlayer Enterprise
  • Real RealPlayer for Linux 10.0.5
  • Real RealPlayer for Linux 10.0.6
  • Real RealPlayer for Linux 10.0.7
  • Real RealPlayer for Linux 10.0.8
  • Real RealPlayer for Mac OS X 10.1_build_10.0.0.396
  • Real RealPlayer for Mac OS X 10.1_build_10.0.0.412
  • Real RealPlayer for Mac OS X 10_build_10.0.0.305
  • Real RealPlayer for Mac OS X 10_build_10.0.0.331
  • Real RealPlayer for Mac OS X 10_build_10.0.0.352
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4

Reported:

Oct 25, 2007

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